Skip to comments.Rand Paul calls for Cuomo to be impeached over coronavirus response
Posted on 07/22/2020 3:08:36 PM PDT by RandFan
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called Wednesday for the impeachment of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) over his handling of the state's coronavirus outbreak, saying, "The people we are lauding are actually making catastrophic decisions."
"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," Paul said on Fox News's "Rundown" morning podcast.
Earlier in the show, Paul called in to question the pandemic lockdown imposed in New York in March, referencing the surge of cases across the state despite the shelter-in-place orders.
"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."
The Hill has reached out to Cuomo's office for comment.
Paul, a physician, said he thinks pandemic lockdowns "killed the economy but didn't do any good for trying to contain the virus."
Commenting on recently reimposed restrictions in states that are seeing new COVID-19 spikes, Paul said individuals "need to assess their own risks with regard to the virus," saying that for "those under 18, the risk of mortality is about one in a million or a little bit less. For those ages 18 to 45, it's about 10 out of 100,000 for the mortality.
"Under age 45, this disease we're looking at is less dangerous than the seasonal flu. Above age 45, it's more dangerous than the seasonal flu," he said.
Paul, who became the first senator to contract the novel coronavirus back in March, has been vocal about the country's pandemic response, repeatedly saying that a small subset of health experts should not be making the rules on their own.
The Republican senator publicly questioned leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, saying in June that the epidemiologist advising the nation's response to COVID-19 should provide "more optimism" about America's approach.
Cuomo wont be impeached, the left are building him a statue as we speak..after all what Cuomo did is noble in their eyes..he killed off over 30,000 old people, who the left consider wastes of space anyway
LOL, so if an individual protects him or herself with a mask they are “spreading fear” but Cuomo should have used his power to create separate, germ-free buildings for these old people — perhaps Rand envisions New York rapidly constructing emergency housing, like the Chinese threw up their new hospitals, overnight!!
Whatever, Rand is spineless and his past history makes it impossible to believe:
1. that he accepts the number of dead as thirty thousand except for convenience.
2. that he actually gives a shit about any American that isn’t a potential voter for his mediocre career.
Yer slackin’, Gretch.
Impeached would be a good start. Then criminal charges. Followed by a tsunami of civil suits.
Rand Paul is like a faulty machine gun that can go off at any time. Yet every now and then, he hits a choice target like the loathsome Andy Cuomo.
It’s incredible isn’t it, it’s mass murder, Nazi-type mass murder and no outrage, no harassment by the press, instead Cuomo just chugs along and gets to bash Trump hassle free. Rand Paul is the only guy with any power that I’ve heard open his mouth about this.
She is in real competition with top Covid killers.
I understand that not all New Yorkers love Cuomo, but the Kool-Aid drinkers outnumber the sane people badly.
Everyone who's over 25 loves Cuomo.
Cuomo is Italian. And he lives in New York. You know they’re tied to Mafia. Cuomo may had seen it as a quick way to make a buck by killing all the nursing home patients
Rand is one of the better guys in DC. He actually uses his brains.
That’s an interesting analysis i’ve not heard that before.
I know some are upset on his position on fed police in Portland.
ONLY....there WERE 'separate...buildings for these old people'.....the US Naval Ship, the Samaritan's Purse field hospital, the Javitz Center (that was basically EMPTY, during Cuomo's Send Infected People to Granny's Nursing Home' phase), etc.
I'm shocked at your reply. Have you flipped your ever loving lid???
I've looked at your recent posts and you are sounding more like Cuomo or Dr Fraud-chi, than a conservative FReeper.
Rand Paul is 100% correct ... Killer Cuomo SHOULD be impeached over his pathetic China Flu handling, as well as the allowing of rampant riots, all while his state is on an absurd, economny (and people) killing lock down.
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