ALBANY, NY — Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R-Pulaski) released the following statement on Feb. 11, 2021:
“The report that Gov. Cuomo’s office intentionally concealed information is hardly surprising, but there must be accountability. It seems every decision coming out of the governor’s office is about ‘Team Cuomo’ protecting its own image and own interests. More than 15,000 seniors died in nursing homes and adult-care facilities, but the governor was clearly more worried about a Department of Justice investigation and political finger-pointing. Public health took a back seat to public relations. This administration intentionally withheld information from the public, from the press, from lawmakers and from the thousands of families who lost loved ones.
This is why closed-door conversations won’t cut it. If this episode doesn’t make it painfully obvious that we need to issue subpoenas and hold public hearings, I don’t know what will.”