WASHINGTON — Congressman Tom Reed has promised to file criminal charges against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, for confessing to criminal activity for her part in an alleged and growing scandal about nursing home deaths in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During a guest appearance on Fox Business, Reed vowed to file a personal criminal complaint in local and federal offices.
“Now we have Gov. Cuomo’s second-in-command essentially on a taped confession to fellow Democratic lawmakers admitting she committed criminal activity to cover up for what they were hiding from the federal officials that were responsible to get to the bottom of this,” Reed said.
He charged that Cuomo’s order to send positive COVID-19 patients to nursing homes “sent 15,000 people to their death that Cuomo issued back in March.”
Saying her actions cannot go unaccounted for, he vowed that Cuomo’s days in office are growing short.
“The days of Cuomo are going to be numbered in Albany here,” Reed told Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo.
“I’m going to be looking at filing a personal criminal complaint against this individual (DeRosa) today in local law enforcement offices as well as federal offices because she needs to be arrested today,” Reed said.
In a follow-up release, Reed said his office is pursuing every available legal option in the matter.
“We believe the latest evidence from the New York Post’s reporting, which consisted of a taped confession by Secretary DeRosa to New York State Assembly Members and Senators, demonstrates there was deliberate and admitted criminal conduct. As we speak, we are pursuing every legal avenue available, including filing criminal complaints, issuing subpoenas, and demanding investigations to hold Secretary DeRosa accountable to the law as we seek full justice for the grieving families of New York. For these families who lost loved ones in this horrific nursing home scandal, know that we stand with you and justice will be done,” Reed said.