WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – One of the Republican candidates for governor in 2022 says he’s “sick and tired of seeing people, businesses leave our state.”
On a stopover in Watertown Wednesday to meet with local Republicans, Andrew Giuliani vowed to do something about it.
“There’s an opportunity in New York, right now, to turn New York around. 2022 is gonna be the most important election in New York, certainly in a generation,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani – son of former New York City mayor and lawyer to former President Trump Rudy Giuliani – said Governor Cuomo has let “his ego get in the way of good public policy for New Yorkers.”
In particular, Giuliani chided Cuomo for Cuomo’s directive last March to send COVID positive patients back into the state’s nursing homes. A report from New York’s Attorney General concluded that put nursing home residents at increased risk from the virus. It has never been conclusively established how many more seniors died as a result of the directive, and Cuomo administration officials have insisted they were only following guidance from the federal government.
“The blood of at least 9,000 of those seniors is on his (Cuomo’s) hands,” Giuliani said Wednesday.
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