Fox News’ Janice Dean Slams Andrew Cuomo For ‘Tone Deaf’ Victory Lap After His Policies Helped Kill Thousands In Nursing Homes

Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean blasted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his “tone deaf” victory lap regarding his state’s coronavirus response.

Dean, whose husband’s parents were both victims of COVID-19, and in whom nursing homes played a part, spoke about the Governor’s recent celebrations in an appearance on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

“My husband lost both of his parents. His mom, Dee, in an assisted living facility and his dad in a nursing home,” she divulged. “They died of coronavirus alone. We never had a funeral. We never had a wake. We weren’t able to see them before they died.”

“And to see Governor Cuomo on television just this last week talking about his love life and this disgusting poster that is basically a depiction of the 32,000 people who died,” a dismayed Dean continued.

RELATED: Cuomo Slammed For Selling COVID Poster As New York Leads The Nation In Deaths

Tone Deaf

Cuomo this week painted a poster (which is now for sale) of his pandemic response and appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon where he complained that he is “at Phase Zero on dating” when asked about his love life.

“It’s not funny. It’s tone-deaf. And it makes my heart hurt because we’re still mourning our loved ones,” Dean fumed. “And we think part of the reason is because Governor Cuomo allowed over 6,000 COVID patients into nursing homes.”

It is a significant part of the reason.

Cuomo, in March, issued an executive order which forced nursing homes to take on patients that had tested positive for coronavirus. He would refuse to reverse the directive for six weeks while well over 6,000 senior citizens succumbed to the virus.

As whispers started circulating about Cuomo’s edict, the New York State Department of Health admitted to undercounting the already staggering numbers of deaths.

This, after they quietly changed the rules on reporting nursing home deaths so that they would be lower.

The true numbers may be much higher than the 6,000 or so being reported.

Dean earlier in the week tweeted out a copy of the executive order, which Politifact reports was exclusive to Cuomo’s state because “New York was the only state in the nation that barred testing of those being placed or returning to nursing homes.”

RELATED: Trump Smacks Cuomo Over Nursing Home Scandal: Thousands Died Because Of NY’s Governor

Slams His Brother Too

Dean also took a shot at CNN anchor and brother to the Governor, Chris Cuomo, after he had an on-air meltdown over President Trump showing support for Goya Foods in an Instagram post.

Little brother Fredo, who likes to play up this faux image of being a tough guy for his fans, started cursing on-air as he has been known to do several times without repercussion.

“The pandemic is in full effect. It’s feasting on us, especially red states whose governors followed Trump’s trail of denial to their own detriment,” Cuomo said.

“You tell me how a president in the middle of a pandemic has got time for this bulls***?! Are you kidding me?! Hawking products? Goya, I don’t care who it is. Resolute desk? This is what he’s resolute about?! Pandemic priorities?” a triggered Fredo carried on.

First off, your own brother’s response to the pandemic has resulted in New York state leading the nation in the number of deaths from COVID-19 – far and away more than any other state. More than double that of New Jersey who ranks second, and more than the next three leading states combined.

By any standard, New York’s pandemic approach has been an unmitigated disaster and exactly emulated what health experts were trying to avoid.

And those red states Chris alleges “followed Trump’s trail of denial to their own detriment”?

They’re doing exactly what health experts wanted.

Dean hammered Cuomo over his outrage and crocodile tears.

“And yet in the middle of a pandemic, your brother and governor of New York [Andrew Cuomo], after 30,000+ deaths in his state has time to make and sell COVID posters honoring himself and go on [Jimmy Fallon] to talk about being single!” she tweeted. “Are you kidding me?”

For his part, Governor Cuomo has maintained that the nursing home deaths are just a part of life and to be expected for seniors.

“Older people, vulnerable people are going to die from this virus. That is going to happen despite whatever you do,” said Cuomo.

Shoving them back into nursing homes where they could infect other elderly people certainly accelerated that process though, didn’t it?

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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