Hard-charging Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York has often faced difficulties to apologize; however, he might have to say a sorry now after news of his office withholding information related to coronavirus death toll at nursing homes deliberately from the public and state lawmakers came out, said insiders of Democratic Party on Tuesday.
In a statement, a long-time strategist of Democratic Party said that Cuomo needs to make an apology to the families and loved ones of the victims.
Another insider from the party said that Cuomo presented himself like a truth-teller. It’s a dagger into the heart of such a statement, said the insider. Letitia James, the state Attorney General, had released the dagger previous month, damning report which said that the state Department of Health underreported the coronavirus nursing home deaths by around 50 per cent.
The admission of Melissa DeRosa, the top aide of Cuomo, last week fuelled the fire further that state withheld releasing the complete death toll in August due to fears that former President Donald Trump may use the data against Cuomo.
Notably, the Republican and Democratic lawmakers are reportedly now reconsidering the decision of granting Cuomo emergency authority to contend coronavirus crisis.