Cuomo administration ‘froze’ over nursing home data requests
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide has told Democratic lawmakers that his administration took months to release data on the coronavirus death toll among nursing home residents because officials “froze” over worries that information was “going to be used against” them.
That’s according to a Democratic lawmaker who attended the Wednesday meeting and a partial transcript provided by the governor’s office.
Republicans are calling for resignations of both Cuomo and the aide, secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa.
Progressive Democrats are blasting the Cuomo administration for its lack of transparency.
DeRosa says she was just trying to explain that the administration had to put lawmakers’ request on hold while responding to a federal inquiry.