Another call for impeachment has hit the political airwaves.
But this time, it doesn’t involve President Donald Trump.
Instead, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants one of the nation’s most prominent Democrat leaders to resign, due to what he calls a “disastrous decision.”
The ongoing coronavirus epidemic has forced politicians and lawmakers to make difficult choices. And those choices are heavily scrutinized by both the media and the general public.
For example, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a highly controversial decision several months ago.
Now, Paul believes that decision was so bad that it warrants Cuomo’s removal — Paul wants the Governor impeached.
As he said during Fox News’ “Rundown” podcast:
I think Gov. Cuomo should be impeached … for the disastrous decision he made to send patients with coronavirus back to nursing homes…
Virtually half his people who died were in nursing homes.
Overall, New York reported almost 6,500 COVID-19 fatalities “stemming from residents of long-term care facilities,” per data compiled by The New York Times.
Paul didn’t stop there in his criticism of the New York governor, either.
He went on to question the state’s strict lockdown protocols, which he believes did little to stop the virus from spreading:
New York had a lockdown and had 30,000 people die. New York had the worst death rate of any place in the world amidst a lockdown.
So perhaps a lockdown didn’t do any good, and perhaps a lockdown killed our economy but didn’t do anything to stem the tide of a virus.
It’s important to note that Paul is a physician himself, so perhaps his opinion on the virus and how to combat it shouldn’t be dismissed.
According to Paul, the risk of mortality in those under the age of 18 is “about one in a million” or even less, and for those ages 18-45, it’s about 10 out of 100,000.
But it can be very dangerous for the elderly, which is why Paul thinks Cuomo’s decision was particularly egregious.
Will he find support in his call for impeachment? Perhaps as the virus fallout continues, more will attempt to hold the NY Governor accountable.
- Sen. Rand Paul wants New York Governor Andrew Cuomo impeached.
- Paul believes Cuomo’s decision to send elderly coronavirus patients back to nursing homes was “disastrous.”
- The Senator also questioned New York’s lockdown orders, and whether or not they were effective.
Source: The Hill