Queens congresswoman joins state lawmakers’ calls to strip Cuomo of emergency powers, launch investigation

Queens and Bronx Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined several Queens lawmakers in their calls for Governor Andrew Cuomo to be stripped of his emergency powers and for a full investigation to be launched into the state’s handling of nursing homes during the pandemic.

“I support our state’s return to co-equal governance and stand with our local officials calling for a full investigation of the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes during COVID-19,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a statement. “Thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers lost their lives in nursing homes throughout the pandemic. Their loved ones and the public deserve answers and transparency from their elected leadership, and the Secretary to the Governor’s remarks warrant a full investigation.”

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