Republican State Senators and some family members of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19 say they are still looking for answers from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration one week after a scathing report from the state’s attorney general that found twice as many nursing home residents died of the disease than what the state reported. They are urging majority party Democrats to subpoena the governor’s health commissioner for more information and calling for a thorough investigation of the over 12,700 deaths.
Republican lawmakers on a New York investigations committee tried to subpoena State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker on Monday. They wanted him to explain irregularities in how the state reports coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes.
Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to blame what he said is an “on going political attack” for the controversy over the number of nursing home deaths in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic that led to a critical report by the state’s Attorney General.