Updated: February 18, 2021 01:32 PM
Created: February 18, 2021 08:06 AM
NewsChannel 13 has confirmed the FBI and US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn have opened an investigation into the governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and its handling of nursing homes during the pandemic, as first reported by the Times Union.
Sen. Jim Tedisco is responding to the news. He released the following statement:
“This was never about politics as some things, like the deaths of 15,000 nursing home residents, rise above politics. Given this federal investigation into the Cuomo Administration, the legislature should revoke the Governor’s emergency powers as there’s bi-partisan agreement among Democrats and Republicans who believe we should restore the legislature’s role as an equal branch of government. This must be the top legislative priority when we reconvene on Monday afternoon as Cuomo can no longer be trusted with his ‘Emperor-like’ powers.”
“Once we take Cuomo’s powers away, the legislature should send our own subpoenas to the Administration to begin a state investigation of the nursing home cover-up or pass my legislation with Assemblyman Ron Kim for a bi-partisan, independent investigation of the nursing home scandal.”
“If the facts demonstrate a cover-up and obstruction of justice, and they certainly seem to with the drip, drip, drip of new information revealed on a daily basis, then Governor Cuomo must resign or face impeachment and removal from office.”
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