New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who confronted calls to resign after he positioned COVID-19 optimistic sufferers in nursing properties on the peak of the pandemic, is now reportedly main COVID-19 convention calls with the nation’s governors.
With President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris often skipping out on the calls, Cuomo, who’s the pinnacle of the Nationwide Governor’s Affiliation, steps in to guide them, in response to Actual Clear Politics.
The calls, which happen each Tuesday, have been led by former Vice President Mike Pence throughout the Trump administration, in response to the report. Since taking workplace, nonetheless, Biden “hasn’t been on any” of the calls, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts instructed RCP. In the meantime, Harris “has solely been on one, however that was for about 5 minutes and she or he didn’t take any questions,” Ricketts mentioned.
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“It has been an actual frustration, I feel it is protected to say, for all 50 governors,” New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu instructed Actual Clear Politics.
Cuomo confronted calls to resign for his directive to position COVID-19 optimistic sufferers into New York nursing properties, regardless of knowledge displaying the aged have been extra prone to the virus. The governor’s critics say that call resulted within the preventable deaths of 1000’s of New Yorkers. Cuomo’s administration was then accused of not reporting the correct quantity of people that died on account of his directive.
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Cuomo’s nursing house scandal, together with a number of sexual misconduct allegations, have now plagued the Democratic governor’s administration for months.