Senator Joseph Griffo says the news accounts that are being reported on COVID nursing home deaths in New York are troubling and disturbing and again demonstrate the perils of one-party control of state government.

"During the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen the executive misrepresent and not present important, factual and real-time information and a refusal to distribute complete, accurate and needed data. Unfortunately, the majorities in the Legislature are being co-opted or complicit and are not willing to execute or interested in executing their constitutional responsibility for oversight, which is a complete abdication and dereliction of their duties, said Griffo.

Griffo says there must be a genuine effort to uncover the truth.

He’s urging the state legislature to create and appoint a four-member, bi-partisan commission of District Attorneys from across the state to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the matter.

UPDATE: Griffo is calling for an immediate special session and full investigation into the governor and his administration.

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