Fox News host Janice Dean lost both of her in-laws to the coronavirus in New York nursing homes and she directly blames Governor Andrew Cuomo for their deaths.
Testimony is ongoing about the negligence of New York officials and despite being told she was welcome to testify it appears she was snubbed.
According to Town Hall:
Monday marks the second round of testimonies related to the New York nursing home disaster. Over 6,000 people have died in New York nursing homes during the coronavirus outbreak. Gov. Andrew Cuomo blames President Trump and nursing home staffers. Most everyone else blames him.
Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean lost both of her in-laws in a New York nursing home, and she directly blames Cuomo’s March 25 mandate that forced long term care facilities to accept COVID positive patients who had been discharged from the hospital. She knows more than most the damage it caused, and was eager to share her testimony. So she sent in her formal request last week.
I was told over a week ago I would be welcome to testify at tomorrow's nursing home hearings in New York. A formal request was expected on Friday, but then all of a sudden I wasn't on the list anymore. The democrats didn't even have the decency to respond to me.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 9, 2020
The New York GOP responded, as well:
The Democrat-controlled #nursinghome hearing is today.
— Candice Giove (@candicegiove) August 10, 2020
Dean made one other observation. New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, whose testimony last week consisted largely of Cuomo talking points and non-answers, is a no show today. He couldn’t even provide the panel a specific number of nursing home deaths.
The New York Department of Health recently put out a report that concluded Cuomo’s nursing home order did not have a significant impact in terms of fatalities, choosing instead to blame family members and staffers who unknowingly brought the virus into the facilities.
Dean’s main focus is calling for a real and independent investigation of Cuomo’s handling of the situation.