Sometimes, you end up working for someone where you are in a position where you can’t really say anything about some of the horrible things that they are doing.
It is why you often see people begin to speak up when you see them leave jobs where they then have to talk about the person in question.
Let’s face it, Governor Cuomo made some really, REALLY bad decisions in the past year.
One of them was notable the way he hid numbers about the people in nursing homes that died from COVID.
According to the New York Post, Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aide — reportedly “privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing-home death toll from COVID-19.”
The New York Post reports that DeRosa told state Democratic leaders during a video conference call that “‘we froze’ out of fear the true numbers would ‘be used against us.’” During the call, DeRosa reportedly explained that the Cuomo administration’s decision to rebuff a “legislative request” for the COVID-19 death count in August was in large part motivated by the thought that “right around the same time, then-President Donald Trump turns this into a giant political football.”
The report continues to quote DeRosa, who allegedly said, “He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes. He starts going after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, starts going after California Governor Gavin Newsom, starts going after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.”
The report adds:
In addition to attacking Cuomo’s fellow Democratic governors, DeRosa said, Trump “directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us. And basically, we froze,” she told the lawmakers on the call.
“Because then we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation. That played a very large role into this,” DeRosa said.
Later, DeRosa reportedly apologized to her fellow Democrats for the “political position” they put them in.