Cuomo “Has Some Nerve Shaming Others” Who Are Unvaccinated

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Cuomo “Has Some Nerve Shaming Others” Who Are UnvaccinatedOn Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave warning to New Yorkers saying that they could kill their grandma with a kiss.

During a press conference last Monday, Cuomo warned New Yorkers that they could kill their grandmas with a kiss if they go unvaccinated against COVID-19. 


Cuomo, who is currently facing a nursing home scandal and a string of sexual harassment allegations stated taht the state of New York is targeting the “youthful” and the “doubtful” to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The governor added that there is an “attitude” among the unvaccinated saying that they believe “they’ll be fine”. He also gave a warning that people who are unvaccinated could have a “lingering consequence” brought by the Coronavirus. 

However, the governor turned heads when he gave warnings to New Yorkers who are visiting their grandmothers before getting the COVID-19 vaccine shot saying that they could “kill them.”

“Or maybe you go home and kiss your grandmother, and wind up killing your grandmother,” said Cuomo, who initially planned on spending last Thanksgiving with his two daughters and his mother. 

Meanwhile, Fox News host Janice Dean weighed the comments given by Cuomo on Monday, saying that the the New York governor has “some nerve” of going after those who are unvaccinated visiting their elderly relatives amid his nursing home scandal.

Dean said, “He has some nerve shaming others for possibly endangering their grandparents.” She added, “Over 15,000 elderly are no longer with us thanks in part to his deadly policy to re-admit infected patients into nursing homes. If anyone knows how to kill a grandma, it’s Andrew Cuomo.”

Dean became an outspoken critic of Cuomo’s nursing home policies after both of her parents-in-law died of COVID-19 while inside nursing homes in New York. 

Cuomo has also been struck with series of controversies for the controversial nursing home policies that he issued, with his administration revealing earlier this year that the reported number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes were dramatically underreported.

New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim also revealed that Cuomo threatened him to ruin his career after he has spoken out against Cuomo’s mishandling of the nursing home crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, Kim is calling for Cuomo to face impeachment. 

On Monday, Kim wrote on Twitter, “Cuomo abused his powers to hide life and death information from the Department of Justice that prevented lawmakers from legislating – like fully repealing corporate immunity for nursing homes. That is an impeachable offense.”

He wrote in another tweet, “The only way to protect the integrity of the co-equal branch of the state government, AKA the ‘People’s House,’ is to start impeachment.”

The New York State Assembly can vote to impeach a governor by a simple majority, sending the case to the State Senate for trial. Unlike the U.S. Constitution, New York’s state Constitution does not include specific guardrails to define impeachable conduct, according to PIX11.

Kim is one of over a dozen Democratic lawmakers in New York who are pushing for Cuomo to be impeached and stripped of the executive powers that were giving to him throughout the pandemic. 

To chalk up the drama filled weeks, Cuomo made a public appearance on Monday at a mass vaccination site at Medgers Evers College in New York. He was joined by a handful of New York State Assembly members. However, he did not address the nursing home deaths or take questions. On top of that, Cuomo also blamed the Trump administration for the lack of COVID-19 vaccines and accused the former administration of “creating a mistrust” around the vaccine in the Black community.

Despite his efforts to cover up the scandal, Cuomo administration was forced to admit that nursing home deaths topped 15,000 – nearly 10,000 more than was originally reported by the state at the end of January

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has long had a tense relationship with Cuomo, called for a full investigation into coronavirus nursing home deaths on Monday.

De Blasio said during a press conference, “I have not spoken to [Cuomo]. No, I do not accept his explanation. There needs to be a full investigation … we need to get the whole truth and make sure nothing like this ever happens ever again.”