New York governor Andrew Cuomo has been a disaster during the Wuhan virus pandemic.
But Democrats have maddeningly been propping him up.
But one MSNBC host asked Cuomo a question that shocked everyone.
For weeks, Democrats and their media allies tried to tout Andrew Cuomo as a presidential candidate who was having a “moment.”
The same Democrats ignored the fact Cuomo remained mired in the “Buffalo Billion” scandal where his office allegedly provided illegal inducements for businesses to remain in the state.
Even though the epicenter of the American coronavirus outbreak was in New York City, Cuomo was given a free pass on his horrific decision to put patients who tested positive back in nursing homes.
A significant percentage of coronavirus patients that died were in nursing homes or similar elderly communities.
And one MSNBC host shocked everyone when she pressed Cuomo on his deadly nursing home decision.
She asked, “Governor, House Republicans are looking into New York’s March 25th order that directed nursing homes to take in infected patients. This thing is not going away, sir. 6,300 people died in New York nursing homes. That’s the most in this country. The more time has passed, the more your office has been able to look into this. Do you take responsibility for that order and the role it may have played in those deaths?”
Cuomo must’ve been taken aback because he’s so accustomed to getting softballs lobbed at him on cable news.
He first tried to blame Republicans for his mistake, but Ruhle insisted on an answer.
She interrupted, “Sir, these are lives. These are people’s parents’ lives.”
Cuomo then just blamed everyone under the sun.
He blamed the federal government and the CDC, then tried to criticize the Republican-controlled state of Florida, Texas, and Arizona for an uptick in coronavirus cases, suggesting that reopening was a mistake.
First of all, the number of cases has gone up because testing has gone up, but the death rate has declined significantly.
Statistics show that someone is far more likely to die in a car accident on the way to work than from the coronavirus.
Second, an increase in cases was inevitable after opening up because the lockdown was never intended to eliminate the virus; the goal was to ensure that the healthcare system didn’t get overwhelmed, which it hasn’t.
Finally, Florida governor Ron DeSantis took the opposite tack of Cuomo vis-à-vis nursing homes and largely saved his elderly community.
And DeSantis did this with the same information that Cuomo had.
Fellow MSNBC host Brian Williams recently did what Ruhle did and also broke ranks from the approved narrative when he called out Minnesota authorities for surrendering a police precinct to communist agitators.
MSNBC surely won’t make a habit of these bursts of lucidity, otherwise they might be confused with an actual news organization.