According to the New York Times, The FBI has been investigating Cuomo and his team over the possibility that they had lied over the number of deaths reported in the state’s nursing homes.
“Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation have contacted lawyers for Mr. Cuomo’s aides, interviewed senior officials from the state Health Department and subpoenaed Mr. Cuomo’s office for documents related to the disclosure of data last year, the people said.”
“The interviews have included questions about information New York State submitted last year to the Justice Department, which had asked the state for data on Covid-19 cases and deaths in nursing homes, according to the people. False statements in such a submission could constitute a crime.” The New York Times reported
All this comes after Cuomo’s fellow democrats started ramping up pressure on him to resign. Popular democrats like AOC, Jerry Nadler, Chuck Schumer, and Kirsten Gillibrand have all written statements calling for his resignation over woman abuse claims and the neglect of elderly patients during the COVID lockdowns.
Nadler said on the topic of sexual abuse: “The bravery individuals have shown in coming forward to share their experiences with Governor Cuomo is inspiring, and I stand with them in support. The repeated accusations against the Governor, and the manner in which he has responded to them, have made it impossible for him to continue to govern at this point.”
Schumer, the highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate, has released a joint statement with Kirsten Gillibrand, calling for the resignation of Cuomo as Conservative Cardinal reported earlier in the week
“Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct. Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York. Governor Cuomo should resign.”
Cuomo is refusing to budge. He told the press last Friday:
“Serious allegations should be weighed seriously, right? That’s why they are called serious,” said Cuomo. “Politicians who don’t know a single fact but yet form a conclusion and an opinion are in my opinion reckless and dangerous.”
“People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture, and the truth. Let the review procedure. I am not going to resign. I was not elected by the politicians. I was elected by the people. Part of this is I am not part of the political club. And you know what? I’m proud of it,” he said.