Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) continues his efforts to hold state leadership accountable following the bombshell report by the New York Post detailing how a Cuomo aide admitted the administration misreported nursing home COVID-19 deaths in an effort to curtail any possible federal investigation. Recognizing that holding the governor’s office accountable requires a united front; Lemondes is now questioning why state Majority politicians continue to remain silent and disengaged from the issue of the governor’s lies.
“I would think any state legislator with self-respect would be just as furious at the governor’s cover-ups as the Republicans are,” Lemondes said. “This is not a political issue, but the continued silence and lack of cooperation from state Majority members make it so. If Attorney General Letitia James is able to forego party ties to make the truth known and give some justice to the people who lost loved ones in nursing homes, I don’t understand why the same can’t be done by our colleagues in the Legislature. With every day of inaction that passes, their complicity increases.”
State Minority members in the Legislature, recognize cooperation is key for holding those in power accountable in the state. “It still isn’t too late for our two sides to come together and make sure justice is served,” Lemondes said. “I only hope it happens sooner rather than never.”