Corruption runs deep in the Biden administration which is the exact reason why the Biden Justice Department is declining to investigate the nursing home death scandal brought on by Democratic New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
The Department of Justice made the announcement in a letter to House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), notifying him that they would not be launching an investigation into New York, Pennsylvania, or Michigan’s death scandals surrounding the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Civil Rights Division requested information from New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey regarding COVID-19 and nursing facilities run by, or for, those states, by letters dated August 26, 2020. The letters stated that the requested information would assist the Department in determining whether to open an investigation under [the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act] CRIPA,” said Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Gaeta. “Each state provided information in response to the request. We have reviewed the information provided by these states along with additional information available to the Department. Based on that review, we have decided not to open a CRIPA investigation of any public nursing facility within New York, Pennsylvania, or Michigan at this time.”
Republicans responded to the development with harsh criticism.
“Where is the justice for nursing home victims and their grieving families?” Scalise said. “Grieving families deserve answers and accountability. It’s unconscionable that Biden’s Department of Justice refuses to investigate the deadly actions that went against CDC’s medical guidance taken in these states.”
House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (NY) also slammed the Biden DOJ for letting killer Cuomo off the hook.
“This decision from President Biden’s Department of Justice makes President Biden complicit in the criminal corruption scandal and coverup of deaths of thousands of vulnerable seniors,” Stefanik said. “New Yorkers deserve answers and accountability.”
Fox News’ senior meteorologist Janice Dean, who lost her in-laws due to the Cuomo New York nursing homes scandal, called the decision a “terrible day for thousands of families.”
“There will be no justice for our loved ones, and it feels like we’ve lost them all over again,” she said.
The Daily Wire reports:
As The Daily Wire reported earlier this year, top Cuomo aides reportedly “pressured state health department officials to alter a report to remove the total number of nursing home residents who died from the coronavirus.”
Even though the investigations into New York, Michigan, and Pennsylvania were dismissed, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) is still facing an investigation. Further, Cuomo is still being investigated by the FBI and the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s Office. In addition, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is also the target of a probe by the state’s auditor general, The Daily Wire reported earlier this month.