New York Governor Facing Impeachment Calls Amid COVID-19 Response

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Governors across the nation continue to face massive backlash for their responses to coronavirus. This deals with not only forced masking executive orders, but also shelter-in-place directives, and the treatment of the most vulnerable populations.

Many governors have taken it upon themselves to condemn individuals who question the government’s response to coronavirus. The narrative is that these people are germy, selfish, and placing lives at risk; however, governors are considerably less vocal about how their own actions have endangered the lives of countless vulnerable people.

Right now, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is under fire for his response to coronavirus. Cuomo’s decision to place coronavirus-positive individuals into nursing homes has now triggered calls for him to face impeachment, confirms Breitbart News.

The Case for Impeaching the New York Governor

Governor Cuomo has raged at state residents for failing to mask up and social distance. Just days ago, the New York governor threatened to shut down New York again if residents continue to disregard the measures promoted by the government.

However, from an objective standpoint, Cuomo himself has contributed to COVID-19 deaths.

This is why Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul called for the impeachment of the New York governor yesterday; during an interview with Fox News, the GOP senator professed that Cuomo’s “disastrous decision” to place COVID-19-positive patients into nursing homes engendered “a mountain of people who died.”

Unfortunately, Cuomo is far from the only governor to place coronavirus-positive patients in nursing homes and thus trigger preventable deaths. Governors in New Jersey, California, Michigan, and other states have done the same.

Response from Governor Cuomo

At this time, the New York governor has yet to directly respond to Sen. Paul’s calls for impeachment.

Instead, Cuomo is more interested in promoting forced face masking. As early as this morning, the New York governor tweeted out that America should live under a “national mask mandate.”

While Cuomo refuses to answer for placing coronavirus-positive patients into nursing homes, some Americans are already calling him out for it. Multiple individuals have made the case that jail time and legal accountability should follow the actions of the New York governor.

Other Republicans, such as House GOP Whip Steve Scalise have also called for governors to answer for mixing those who test positive for COVID-19 with nursing home patients.

What do you think about the case for the New York governor’s impeachment? Should Cuomo have to answer for putting coronavirus-positive individuals into nursing homes? Let us know down below in the comments section.