On the plus side, for once it isn’t Kamala Harris stepping in while Joe Biden spends three hours trying to put on his pants (which I’m sure the Japanese prime minister appreciated) and, unlike Kamala, Governor Cuomo actually has some experience with the coronavirus.
Unfortunately, Cuomo’s experience consists of killing senior citizens in nursing homes.
Considering Biden’s false claim that he had a plan to beat the virus and the fact that until about two weeks ago the media was doing everything possible to destroy Cuomo in order to replace him with an AOC-approved leftist, you would think that it would be more interested in this story.
You would think.
The phone calls come from inside the new administration, but the president is not on the line. In fact, Joe Biden has not dialed in to any of the weekly COVID-19 coordinating calls with the nation’s governors since he came into office, a sharp contrast with his predecessor and a break from last year’s pandemic ritual.
His predecessor being the guy that the media kept telling us wasn’t invested in fighting the virus. Unlike Biden and the Democrats.
Every Tuesday, usually at 11 a.m. EST, all 50 governors dial in to the same conference call to coordinate federal and state responses to the coronavirus crisis. And until this past January, they heard each time from the vice president. Mike Pence, as head of the White House COVID task force, led those weekly discussions. Donald Trump dropped by from time to time. The calls continue under the current administration but without Biden.
The Trump White House hosted a total of 40 COVID conference calls. Pence led 39 of them, according to that administration’s final COVID report first obtained by RCP. Trump participated in eight. Things are different now, said Pete Ricketts. “President Biden hasn’t been on any of them,” the Nebraska governor told RCP, “and Vice President Harris has only been on one, but that was for about five minutes and she didn’t take any questions.”
Andrew Cuomo now leads the calls as chairman of the National Governors Association. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki explained that the New York governor was put in charge instead of the vice president because a change was needed. One of the reasons, Psaki told reporters in March, “is that there were operational aspects of the way the last administration approached COVID and approached the distribution of vaccines or approached planning and engagement with governors that wasn’t working.”
You know what works, forcing nursing homes to take in infected patients. Just ask Cuomo.