Gov. Andrew Cuomo came under attack Friday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference — where a Republican member of Congress mocked him over sexual harassment allegations and ripped his handling of nursing homes amid the coronavirus crisis.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) said that “the fake news media and their allies in Silicon Valley made Gov. Cuomo out to be some iconic cross between King David and Tom Brady.” . . .
Gaetz then brought up the sexual harassment scandal sparked earlier this week by ex-Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan, saying, “According to former aides, Gov. Cuomo was offering to replace staff meetings with strip poker.”
“Meanwhile, they were stripping granny out of the COVID ward at the hospital and tossing her in the nursing home [for] just enough time to infect everybody and then go back to the hospital so the deaths could be recategorized for politics,” he said.
Those comments referenced a since-rescinded, March 25 directive for nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients transferred from hospitals and a report by state Attorney General Letitia James that found the state Health Department “vastly undercounted” nursing home deaths by not including residents who died in hospitals. (Read more from “Senator Claims Cuomo ‘Offered to Replace Staff Meetings With Strip Poker’” HERE)