NY governor under fire for pandemic response

Once praised for his efforts in the pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now being accused of covering up the state’s handling of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. He's also being accused of sexual assault.
2:10 | 02/26/21

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Another political headline. To New York governor Andrew Cuomo under fire for the number of covid related nursing homes. Allegations of bullying and sexual harassment now too. Whit Johnson with the latest. Reporter: Once praised for his early efforts in the pandemicandrew Cuomo facing mounting allegations on multiple fronts. His administration accused of air cover-up for its handling of covid deaths connected to nursing homes. Yes, there were deaths. Too many. Reporter: Cuomo's health commissioner defending the controversial decision last spring to return covid patients to nursing homes after treatment saying it was staff members who brought the virus in. Reporter: When it's in the community it's in the nursing homes, they tie together. Reporter: New York's attorney general reporting those deaths were undercounted by up to 50% with some patients counted as hospital deaths despite contracting the virus in nursing homes. We should have done a better job in providing information. I accept responsibility for that. Reporter: State lawmakers considering a vote to strip him of his emergency powers after a top aide admitted to withholding the data worried it would be politicized by the trump administration. This as more details surface about sexual harassment allegations against governor Cuomo. His former aide, Lindsey Boylan, claiming in an online blog post he stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips. I was in shock but I kept walking. Boylan first accused the governor in December saying, yes, governor Cuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it and watched. The governor pushing back. Look, I fought for and I believe a woman has the right to come forward and express her opinion and express issues and concerns that she has. But it's just not true. Reporter: And this week a spokesperson for governor Cuomo reiterated that claims of inappropriate behavior are, quote, simply false. New York City mayor bill de Blasio is among those calling for an independent investigation. All right, thank you, whit. Now to Tiger Woods.

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