(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who famously feuded with then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, tore into Democratic Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo in February, criticizing his refusal to take responsibility for his state’s horrific nursing home scandal.
Referencing Cuomo’s March 25, 2020 order to send COVID-19 patients to state nursing homes, Kelly told Eric Bolling during a podcast interview that the governor “needs to be bounced out of office.”
“It’s not a cancel culture thing. You have a corrupt, lying, cheating criminal at the top of the New York State Government. It is beyond time for the press to stop looking the other way,” she said.
Under the 2020 order, nursing homes were required to admit COVID-19 patients, which put vulnerable elderly people in danger. It led to a major spike in infections in New York nursing homes, and the true number of COVID-related deaths among elderly nursing home residents across the state is still unknown.
In May 2020, the original order from Cuomo was quietly deleted from the state of New York’s official website. The old page is now only available through an archived version of the website.
“Thousands of people are dead,” Kelly said. “There appears to be a massive cover-up afoot. Let’s just look at the relative stakes here. We’re talking about the massive loss of life of our most vulnerable beloved ones.”
‘THOUSANDS are DEAD’
Listen to Megyn Kelly let Andrew Cuomo HAVE IT.
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In February, Governor Cuomo was forced to admit that his office withheld data on the number of people who died in nursing homes in his state of COVID-19-related illness. Until January, the New York health department had registered roughly 8,500 casualties in nursing homes, but the official data shows that more than 15,000 nursing home residents in New York have died since the beginning of the pandemic.
The New York Post also recently reported how a top aide from the Cuomo camp admitted to covering up the real numbers over the fear that the data was “going to be used against us” by the Republicans in the run-up to the election.
Cuomo conceded and called it a “mistake,” stating, “I take responsibility for that.
“Total death counts were always accurate, nothing was hidden from anyone, but we did create the void,” he said.