Since final spring, CNN’s Prime Time host Chris Cuomo has been pushing unfounded conspiracy theories that Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was attempting to cover-up and manipulate coronavirus numbers within the Sunshine State. However in a bombshell report from the New York State Legal professional Basic Letitia James Thursday, it turned out that it was Chris’s brother, Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose administration was manipulating the info.
Based on James’s investigation, the New York Well being Division was undercounting nursing residence deaths by upwards of fifty %. Nursing residence deaths had been a sensitive topic for the Governor as a result of he refuses to be held accountable for his order to have aged COVID sufferers positioned in long-term care amenities.
“For a lot of the previous 12 months, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has tried to brush away a persistent criticism that undermined his nationwide picture as the person who led New York by means of the pandemic: that his insurance policies had allowed 1000’s of nursing residence residents to die of the virus,” wrote The New York Occasions.
Chris had performed his half to attempt to wash the blood from his brother’s arms.
Over the summer season, throughout one in every of their many ethically-questionable interviews, Chris callously brushed over the subject of nursing houses in New York:
CHRIS CUOMO: Nursing houses, folks died there. They did not must, it was mismanaged and the operators have been given immunity. What do you must say about that?
ANDREW CUOMO: A number of statements that aren’t right, however that is okay, it is your present, you say no matter you need to say.
After their dialog wrapped up, Chris admitted that he couldn’t act as a correct journalist when it got here to overlaying household, even touting his brother’s job as governor. “Uncommon instances, proper? He is my large brother, I like him, after all, I am not goal, however let’s name it straight. Have a look at the state. Have a look at the numbers. Have a look at New Jersey. Have a look at Connecticut. Look how they got here collectively. Yeah, he is my brother. There is not any query, I can cry about it in a second,” he mentioned.
He added: “However the outcomes are there for all to see. Was it excellent? No. You inform me what’s. However have a look at the state our nation’s in. And in the event you do not assume that is going to be mirrored in what occurs in November, then you have not been paying consideration.”
And we’d be remiss if we omitted how Chris turned one in every of their interviews right into a Cuomo comedy present, pulling out giant cotton swaps to mock the dimensions of his brother’s nostril after he took a COVID take a look at (pictured above).
Wanting a bit bit additional again, we noticed how Chris was actively smearing Florida and DeSantis as Andrew packed COVID into nursing houses (pictured above). “All proper. Look, I do know there are numbers at you, flying in all places. And I do know it is onerous to belief them. And I’ll provide you with a brand new motive to be distrustful of the numbers,” he mentioned from his basement quarantine, on the time. “Florida.”
“They’re hiding the demise numbers. They’re hiding the demise numbers,” he later exclaimed to CNN Tonight host Don Lemon. And all through the remainder of 2020, Chris would harken again to his Florida-bashing conspiracy theories and hold forth about how authorities officers don’t disguise information for “good motive.”
Why’s your brother hiding nursing residence deaths, Chris?