In an exclusive report by Fox News, we bring you a pressing matter concerning the Biden administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik is leading the charge, calling for the removal of a federal health official linked to New York’s controversial nursing home policy.
Howard Zucker, the Deputy Director for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), assumed this position in January 2021. However, it’s important to note that he resigned as New York State health commissioner about a year and a half before taking up this role. His resignation came amid accusations that Andrew Cuomo’s administration concealed the true number of nursing home deaths during the pandemic.
Stefanik, a strong advocate for accountability, is demanding immediate action. She branded Zucker as a “”Cuomo henchman”” and held him responsible for the tragic deaths of numerous New York seniors. According to her, Zucker played a pivotal role in the “”criminal corruption scandal and coverup”” that led to the unnecessary loss of lives.
Stefanik’s call for action has been echoed by other New York Republicans, who also expressed their concerns over Zucker’s actions during the pandemic. Rep. Nick LaLota emphasized that Zucker’s decisions caused the deaths of thousands of New Yorkers in nursing homes and insisted on holding him accountable.
Likewise, Rep. Mike Lawler accused Zucker of misleading New Yorkers during the pandemic and called on President Biden to act swiftly and remove Zucker from his position.
During the pandemic’s peak in 2020, New York’s Health Department, under Zucker’s direction, enacted a policy that saw COVID-19 patients being sent back to nursing homes after hospitalization. Critics argued that this move contributed to the surge in the state’s virus cases, a claim that was denied by Cuomo’s officials.
In light of this situation, we unite in our demand for accountability and justice for the families who tragically lost their loved ones due to this policy. We urge President Biden to take action and remove Howard Zucker from his position at the CDC. Let us continue to fight for the truth and the well-being of our fellow Americans. Stay informed by following Fox News for further updates on this developing story.
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