Tague Questions Hochul’s Knowledge of Nursing Home Cover-Up as Comptroller’s Report Brings New Details to Light

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is expressing his dismay following the release of a report by the New York State Comptroller’s Office that confirms Gov. Cuomo and his administration worked to cover-up the deaths of over 4,100 people.

Within the report, it is stated that “rather than providing accurate and reliable information during a public health emergency, the department instead conformed its presentation to the executive’s narrative,” confirming that public health information was obfuscated in order to benefit the governor and his allies politically. This begs the questions, what did Gov. Hochul know and when did she know it?

“While this report confirms what has been obvious to us all for some time now, it is only more upsetting to learn just how deliberate and calculated the former governor and his health department were in concealing this massive tragedy, all for the sake of the political well-being of Cuomo and those close to him,” said Tague.

“I find it hard to believe the second-most powerful person in state government was entirely unaware any of this was going on during her tenure, and feel we should all reflect deeply on her silence and inaction, even as details of Cuomo’s cover-up started making headlines long ago. She can try to distance herself from what happened during her lieutenant governorship all she wants, but her failure to speak up for our families and loved ones speaks volumes of her priorities and integrity as a leader.”