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WATCH: Democrat NYC nurses blame Governor Cuomo for New York’s coronavirus chaos: ‘He’s no hero’

I guess when you're being compared to incompetent Bill de Blasio anyone will look like a "hero." 

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The “Andrew Cuomo is a hero” moniker has quickly faded. For a brief moment, it appeared as if the governor of New York had everything under control as his state was hit heavily by the coronavirus crisis. But as the real story unfolded, it was clear that he didn’t handle things well.

However, it was worse than just that. Many medical industry officials are saying that Governor Cuomo’s ineptitude and bad leadership have caused much of the chaos and deaths New York is dealing with now.

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It’s so bad now that a group of Democrat New York nurses spoke out against the Democrat governor, saying he’s no hero…pointing to his years of slashing hospital capacity as the main reason New York is in this mess.

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But those who have actually had to live through his policies over the years are starting to speak out, including lifelong Democrats like Sean Petty and Kelley Cabrera. Both are nurses in New York City and are facing the hardships we’ve all been hearing about. The video above by far-left Democracy Now! calls out Cuomo for his failed policies. They see the problem of a drastically reduced capacity and blame their Governor directly for it.

“I would call Governor Cuomo probably the single most important person in terms of the drive to close down hospital beds in this state over the last 20 years,” Petty said. “In New York state, we have gone from 73,000 beds to 53,000 beds from the year 2000 to the present time. So, specifically because of policies that Governor Cuomo has pursued, we are now 20,000 beds behind where we need to be in terms of trying to scale up our capacity to these unprecedented levels.”

What makes it worse for Democrats who support Cuomo is that his policies weren’t driven by progressive pet projects, but good ol’ fashioned capitalism in the healthcare system. Empty beds establish a cost without generating revenues, so Cuomo’s partnership with pharmaceutical companies and medical conglomerates was the driving force behind his sustained push to reduce hospital capacities.

He’s also getting called out for hoarding ventilators even though hospitals are calling for them. They are currently experiencing a shortage, but the Governor said he’s holding them for the “apex” before deploying them. [No Q Report]

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You can watch the video below:

Throughout the rest of the country, Democrats are still trying to tout Cuomo as the second coming—especially as Biden continues to make blunder after blunder. However, New Yorkers are singing a totally different tune and are going so far as to blame the majority of coronavirus problems on Cuomo and his poor leadership. I guess when you’re being compared to incompetent Mayor Bill de Blasio, anyone will look like a “hero.”

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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