Proving the reality that many Americans have come to expect from elected officials, it appears Gov. Andrew Cuomo put his family – including CNN anchor Chris Cuomo – above his constituents when receiving testing for the coronavirus during the early days of the pandemic when those tests were hard to come by.
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker allegedly directed that members of the governor’s family and bigwigs with ties to his administration should get priority coronavirus testing last year, a report said Wednesday,” according to the New York Post.
“Relatives of Cuomo, including his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, one of their sisters and their mom, Matilda Cuomo, were tested several times during the early days of the pandemic, the Albany Times-Union reported. [emphasis added]
“The testing was done by high-level members of the state Health Department, often at private homes, the newspaper said, citing three sources with direct knowledge of the matter.
“Others who were given priority testing included the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Rick Cotton, and his wife, as well as Pat Foye, the head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and his wife. Some state legislators and their staff were also tested, according to the report.
“The Cuomo administration denied the allegations of preferential treatment to the newspaper.”
For more on this report, go to the New York Post.
Please share your thoughts in the comment section. Are you surprised by Cuomo’s behavior, or is this what you’ve come to expect from elected officials?