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Privileged Cuomo could write ‘If I Did It’ about nursing-home deaths and still face zero consequences

One of many extra disturbing truths I’ve begrudgingly accepted is there’s a category of people who won’t ever get appropriately punished for his or her crimes or their negligence that destroyed lives.

Common individuals like me can’t go with out getting a ticket as a result of we parked on the mistaken facet of the road on the mistaken day — however these individuals can go away behind a path of human devastation and sleep comfortably at night time realizing nothing will come of it.

This tier has been smothered within the nectar of affluence, gallivants amongst America’s industrial aristocrats and authorities royalty and sneers at grieving commoners’ trivial issues.

Andrew Cuomo, prince to the previous King of New York Mario Cuomo and former holder of the throne himself, not too long ago had his ivory tower disturbed by members of Congress probing his dealing with of the pandemic’s most susceptible inhabitants and the deaths that resulted from his determination to put COVID-positive sufferers again in nursing houses.

“Your testimony is essential to uncover the circumstances and insurance policies which led to the demise of greater than 15,000 New York nursing residence residents throughout your tenure,” Home Choose Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Chairman Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) wrote the ex-gov.

“The victims’ households need to know the reality.”

President Donald Trump listens as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis talks about the coronavirus response during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, April 28, 2020, in Washington.
Donald Trump mentioned Cuomo managed the pandemic higher than Ron DeSantis.

In response to this request for testimony, documentation and communications associated to the nursing-home mandate, Cuomo’s spokesman informed The Publish, “That is nothing greater than one other clear political try to weaponize individuals’s ache to additional a craven partisan agenda.”

He blathered, “The inconvenient info unnoticed is that New York’s well being division was one in every of at the very least 11 that issued related steering — together with Utah, Florida and Indiana — which itself was modeled on CMS pointers. If this wasn’t one other Trump-style Blue State deflection, they’d be Ron DeSantis and each different state as properly.”

The response from Cuomo’s workforce shouldn’t be a denial of his actions however a rationalization of them as a result of different governors had been doing it too. (Besides DeSantis didn’t.)

Bear in mind, common individuals: Once you get pulled over by a cop for dashing, saying different individuals had been dashing too isn’t a sound protection.

However for the highest of the higher crust like Cuomo, that’s a ample tactic to flee duty.

Politicians are allergic to accountability anyway, so this kind of deflection is not any shock.

Cuomo even declared in an interview this week he doesn’t remorse his pandemic insurance policies — together with the lethal nursing-home mandate.

Nor does he remorse writing a e-book for $5 million about his “management” throughout the disaster whereas individuals died attributable to his decision-making.

Refrigerated trucks and Statue of Liberty in Background, with victims of Covid-19, kept at Industry City in Brooklyn, New York on May 9th, 2020.
Cuomo’s high adviser admitted the state hid the true demise toll fearing it could “be used in opposition to us” by federal prosecutors.

Requested level clean whether or not he’d testify to Congress, he gave a slippery response: “I’m not going to play any extra political video games that exploit individuals’s ache,” he mentioned.

“There aren’t any questions that haven’t been studied and answered by prosecutors and well being organizations time and again and over.”

I’ve accepted that folks like Cuomo reside on a special tier of legality and legal responsibility than me — however this additionally means I’m compelled to simply accept that no type of actual justice will ever be given to the households of among the 15,000 who handed away attributable to Cuomo’s negligence.

Politicians like Cuomo throughout the pandemic stood mighty tall in entrance of the cameras whereas flexing their authorities muscle and vehemently demanding obedience to their whimsical dictates to supposedly save lives — however they cower behind excuses of flawed protocols and manipulate knowledge sheets when as an alternative individuals died.

His high adviser admitted the state hid the true demise toll fearing it could “be used in opposition to us” by federal prosecutors.

If I had been to “Preserve it actual,” even when Cuomo participated in his personal prosecution, nothing would ever come of it.

Cuomo may personally hand over the smoking-gun doc displaying how he lined up the numbers and was properly conscious of what was occurring however selected to proceed: Nothing will occur.

Cuomo may write an O.J. Simpson-style e-book known as “If I Did It” and he wouldn’t endure any repercussions — however it could make The New York Occasions Greatest Vendor record.

Cuomo is way too highly effective, related and rich to face any lasting penalties for his choices because the ruler of New York.

I finished anticipating our oligarchs to get the identical justice as the remainder of us as a result of I noticed the extra energy somebody has, the extra grace they’re given for his or her misdeeds.

They’re probably the most highly effective individuals on this planet however concurrently probably the most unaccountable when their arm of energy extends too far.

When commoners die from the actions of the higher crust, the latter would possibly get sued.

When commoners die from the actions of their friends, the latter lose their freedom.

Adam B. Coleman is the writer of “Black Sufferer to Black Victor” and founding father of Incorrect Converse Publishing. Observe him on Substack:

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