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Cuomo testifies on handling of COVID-19 pandemic

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Former Governor Andrew Cuomo testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday about his management of the COVID-19 pandemic. He faces accusations of misrepresenting the number of deaths in New York state nursing homes during the crisis.

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Cuomo defended his actions before the Oversight Select Subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic, stating that investigations by the Department of Justice found no wrongdoing by New York. “The Department of Justice investigation, three of them, found no wrongdoing. Investigations found that New York followed the federal guidance that was established,” Cuomo said.

During the pandemic’s peak in 2020, Cuomo was the prominent figure in New York’s response. On Tuesday, Republicans questioned him about a March 2020 advisory that prevented nursing homes from rejecting COVID-19 positive patients, a policy some blame for the deaths of their loved ones. Cuomo argued that New York followed federal guidelines and called the accusations politically motivated. “CMS and CDC did very extensive instructive guidance and the investigations say New York followed the federal guidance,” he said.