Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean stated Thursday on “Fox & Friends” that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) should be impeached and removed from office immediately.
Dean has been on the warpath against Cuomo since 2020, when her husband’s parents died of COVID-19 contracted in a nursing home that Cuomo ordered to accept coronavirus-positive patients in the early weeks of the pandemic.
Dean said the governor “would go on these interviews on television, when they would finally ask him the question about the nursing homes, he would give false information and he knew all along he was lying.”
She added, “So why did he and his top aides, including Melissa DeRosa, go to such great lengths to make sure that no one would find out the real total of the deaths? I think it’s because it’s criminal and he had a book to sell, a $4 million book.”
The call for Cuomo’s impeachment came following weeks of news alleging he withheld the true number of COVID-19 deaths in his state.
The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed the contents of a recording in February that shows “the governor and his team withheld from state legislators the true number of coronavirus deaths at New York nursing homes, out of fear it could be used against them by the Trump administration,” according to ABC News.
The governor’s office put off updating statistics related to deaths from COVID-19 in the state’s nursing homes in January. The state Health Department claimed that it needs another nine weeks and five days to comply with the legal request for a full accounting of nursing home deaths “because the records potentially responsive to your request are currently being reviewed for applicable exemptions, legal privileges and responsiveness,” according to the New York Post.
Cuomo has faced more than the nursing home scandal while in office. Several accusation of sexual harassment against the governor have been reported in recent weeks. The state is currently investigating this matter as well.
The Fox News meteorologist’s expertise may be weather, but she’s echoing the calls of many New Yorkers tired of their governor’s accusations and ready to see him removed.