“Attorney General Letitia James released the long-awaited report on nursing home deaths and cases in New York since the pandemic began in March 2020. The governor has repeatedly stonewalled the press and Legislature on nursing home numbers after his misguided policy of sending COVID-19 positive patients back into these facilities became public. The report confirmed what all of us were hoping wasn’t true; the governor misled the public and undercounted nursing home deaths by up to 50%.
“The day of accountability has arrived for family members who lost loved ones in nursing homes. They will no longer be pushed aside by this governor. We will demand justice on their behalf, and we will demand it now. It starts by removing the governor’s emergency powers so that we can promote accountability and serve in our constitutionally-required oversight capacity.”