Stefanik is a role model to all young women

As both a New Yorker and resident of the north country, I fully support U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s call to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his outrageous executive order that put our most vulnerable at risk. Gov. Cuomo’s nursing home policy has truly become his administration’s most catastrophic failure.

Throughout all the deaths from COVID-19 in New York, about a quarter of them have been residents of nursing homes. Let that sink in: Gov. Cuomo’s executive order, which forced positive novel coronavirus cases back into nursing homes, resulted in a quarter of all the deaths in New York state. Moreover, Gov. Cuomo’s office failed to report so many statistics from nursing homes throughout March and April, which kept families and our scientific community in the dark for months.

Rep. Stefanik was quick to call out Gov. Cuomo weeks ago, about this but gained little traction because of his coveted daily press conferences. Why is Gov. Cuomo continuously being praised when he has some serious explaining to do as a result of his executive order?

I support Rep. Stefanik’s call for an independent investigation on Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes because his executive authority has directly led to the deaths of our loved ones. This is just another moment where we can see Rep. Stefanik truly fighting for the people of our district.

Barbara Eddy

Chaumont

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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(18) comments

Pitbull

I agree with Barbara Eddy. I also think Cuomo's SLOW talking style has hypnotized a lot of Democrats. He made an egregious error that resulted in many, many unnecessary deaths. Being a Cuomo, he has an endless stack of Get Out of Jail Free cards.

rockloper

Thank you Governor Cuomo for the excellent job you did and continue to do regarding Covid-19.

minder

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Newsjunkie39a

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Baxter

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Newsjunkie39a

Yes, Barbara, that was a bad mistake. But his performance as our governor since then has been exemplary. He has borne a heavy burden the whole time. Getover your built-in animus toward him (Do you still hold the SAFE Act against him.) and recognize how he has led NY to its present position among the states dealing with the pandemic. Compare NY with Florida or Texas.

rockloper

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Nice_Commenter

Imagine having this letter appear in the paper on the same day as the headline reads "State’s COVID numbers still trending in the right direction" and reports show the virus exploding in Republican controlled states.

rockloper

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Eagle24

Pretty obvious Barbara....no mention of Cuomo taking NY from the worst to the least amount of Covid cases... businesses now open... people going back to work... daily briefings with a clear data driven status of the pandemic...

Maybe you think we should mimic Florida and Texas.... Mistakes were made, and will continue to be...but your rant is obvious political....take off your red MAGA hat...and appreciate Cuomo's leadership during Covid... Washington and other states could learn from NY.... Now... go put on your mask....oh, you don't own one??

rockloper

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Baxter

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Nice_Commenter

President Trump still openly admits he does not know what the “19” in COVID-19 stands for. This is who Stefanik wants in charge of America for the next four years.

rockloper

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Pitbull

Thank you for yet another of your "I'm smarter than you" comments, "Nice" Commenter. How about calling yourself Rude Commenter?

Holmes -- the real one

Does pointing out facts offend you?

rdsouth

Maybe there would have been more deaths had those patients gone elsewhere. Maybe Cuomo's actions aren't what actually caused those deaths. If someone from the oncoming lane swerves toward a head on collision and you veer off the road to avoid it does that mean you caused your car to hit a tree? In fact there's this thing called the trolley problem...

rockloper

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