On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted that he has told New Yorkers the “truth” since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

His statement raised eyebrows due to the nursing home scandal and other investigations into his actions during and before the pandemic.

Cuomo made his remarks during a press conference.

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Gov. Cuomo: ‘I Have Told You The Facts On COVID From Day One’

“I am telling you as I sit here — I have told you the facts on COVID from day one,” the governor insisted.

Cuomo continued, “Whether they were easy, whether they were hard, I told you the truth.”

“While a lot of people were talking politics and a lot of people were talking theory and a lot of people were trying to deny because they didn’t want to deliver bad news, I told you the truth,” Cuomo claimed.

Cuomo is currently under multiple investigations – even after the Biden Justice Department declined to probe civil rights violations in the nursing home scandal – including whether his administration intentionally produced misinformation about the actual number of nursing home resident deaths.

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At the beginning of the pandemic, Cuomo issued a policy of forcing nursing homes to accept COVID-19-positive patients. 

The policy was eventually done away with, but not until thousands reportedly died over the course of weeks. 

New York Attorney General Letitia James released a report in January accusing the Cuomo administration of undercounting the nursing home deaths by at least 50 percent.

AG James is a Democrat.

Many critics believe the Cuomo administration knowingly and intentionally undercounted the deaths to protect the then-positive image of his office.

Cuomo is also under investigation for alleged sexual harassment. 

On Monday, Cuomo urged New Yorkers to continue following his advice.

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Cuomo: ‘I Know New Yorkers. Give Them The Facts!’

“I believe in you,” Cuomo said. “I believe in New Yorkers. I believe if they get the truth and they get the facts, they will do the right thing.”

“I’m a lifelong New Yorker,” the governor said. “I know New Yorkers.”

“Give them the facts!” Cuomo declared.

 

 

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