New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come under fire for – once again – putting his personal politics before the safety of his fellow Americans including those that he governs.
During an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, The liberal governor of New York seemed furious that pharmaceutical company Pfizer developed a vaccine for the coronavirus under President Trump.
Cuomo admitted to plotting with other Democrat governors as to how they can alter or block President Trump’s plan to distribute the vaccine to those who wish to receive it, hoping instead to give Joe Biden the credit for it should he win the presidency.
“Well, it’s good news, bad news, George,” Cuomo said. “The good news is the Pfizer tests look good and we’ll have a vaccine shortly. The bad news is it’s about two months before Joe Biden takes over, and that means this administration is going to be implementing a vaccine plan.”
Cuomo then argued that he didn’t agree with the Trump plan, pointing out flaws in it which he said he’s “sure Joe Biden would fix” without offering any specific details as to how he would fix the proposed errors.
“And the Trump administration is rolling out the vaccination plan and I believe it’s flawed,” Cuomo continued. “I believe it learns nothing from the past. They’re basically going to have the private providers do it, and that’s going to leave out all sorts of communities that were left out the first time when COVID ravaged them.”
“You have two months, and we can’t let this vaccination plan go forward the way the Trump administration is designing it because Biden can’t undo it two months later, we’ll be in the midst of it. And I’m going — I’ve been talking to governors across the nation about that; how can we shape the Trump administration vaccine plan to fix it, or stop it before it does damage.”
Stephanopoulos then asked Cuomo what Biden could do that Trump will not do, and Cuomo immediately went back to discussing his problems with Trump.
“The Biden administration – when you deny a problem the way Trump did, you could never solve it,” Cuomo said. “And that’s true in life.”
Cuomo continued making false claims about the Trump administration, saying, the Trump administration “denied COVID” despite the fact that Trump delivered regular updates in the early stages of the pandemic, along with well throughout multiphase reopening guidelines.
Cuomo then, apparently out of fake bad things to say about President Trump, reverted to an earlier one saying Trump’s plan would leave out certain communities and said, “I’m sure the Biden administration’s going to address that.”
Following the interview, one Republican Senator, Ben Sasse, scorched the Democrat leader of New York.
“What on earth is Governor Cuomo talking about? This is great news and everyone – Republicans and Democrats and apolitical folks – should all be jointly thrilled about the possibility of an effective vaccine,” Sasse said. “After this nasty virus has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and put millions out of work, it is beyond disgusting that Governor Cuomo would use a glimmer of hope for another worn-out ‘Trump is bad’ talking point. When we get a vaccine, we’re going to need all hands on deck distributing it as fast as possible – shamelessly politicizing this is dangerous and stupid.”
Though, Cuomo’s attempt to disrupt the distribution of the potentially lifesaving vaccine is not entirely unusual for him, considering thanks to a direct order which he gave to put sick senior patients into nursing homes with other vulnerable individuals, his state has second highest COVID-19 deaths per capita.