[Ed. – Cuomo wants to know if it’s too late to go back and appoint someone else lieutenant governor.]
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul hinted Wednesday that the state government may release additional details on Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home scandal once she assumes office.
Hochul, who will be Cuomo’s successor and New York’s first female governor, made the statement during her first press conference since Cuomo announced his impending resignation Tuesday. A reporter asked Hochul whether her administration would release additional data on the nursing home scandal, in which Cuomo ordered the state’s nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients, leading to thousands of deaths that his administration then undercounted.
“My administration will be fully transparent when I am governor,” Hochul responded. “I am not governor yet.”
Media reports have already confirmed that Cuomo’s order led to more than 9,000 COVID-19 patients surging into the state’s nursing home system.