Stefanik wants congressional investigation into Cuomo’s COVID nursing home order

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Rep. Elise Stefanik wants to convene a congressional investigation into the order by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo to bring COVID-19 positive residents into nursing homes.

She was joined by Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin.

McLaughlin says after he refused to follow Cuomo’s orders, the county was singled out for unnecessary enforcement actions, fines and other sanctions.

“We will not hesitate to subpoena Gov. Cuomo for the crimes he’s committed against the people of New York state,” said Stefanik.

NewsChannel 13 reached out to Stefanik’s opponent, Matt Castelli, who said:

“While I agree with state legislators on both sides of the aisle that more needs to be done to answer to the families of nursing home patients who died from COVID and support an independent investigation, I will be focused on what we need to do at the federal level to address these dangerous shortages, and ensure the highest level of care for nursing home patients.”