While this isn’t a surprise, it’s still a saddening announcement.
The Biden DOJ has stopped pursuing the probe into nursing home deaths created by the most idiotic (or murderous) policy during 2020.
The decision to send active COVID-19 patients into nursing homes directly led to thousands of deaths among the elderly in states ran by Democrat governors.
The investigation focused on New York, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
New York was the most high-profile case with the scandal of the Cuomo Administration hiding the real number of nursing home deaths.
But Biden’s DOJ will protect their Democrat buddies from facing the consequences of their actions.
Although the states can pursue their own investigations, it’s highly unlikely we will see that occur.
It appears justice will never be served for the thousands of senior citizens killed by these horrific policies.
The only hope is the FBI and Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s Office probe into Cuomo for his cover-up of the true number of deaths.
But I have my doubts it will lead to justice.
A terrible day for thousands of families. In a letter to @SteveScalise, @TheJusticeDept wrote that they were dropping the nursing home investigations in all states including New York. There will be no justice for our loved ones, and it feels like we’ve lost them all over again. pic.twitter.com/DV7uNRMr9D
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) July 23, 2021
I think state lawmakers in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey need to come together and open up investigations into their own governor’s orders to put Covid positive patients into nursing homes. We can’t give up.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) July 24, 2021
BREAKING🚨 The Department of Justice DECLINES to investigate MI, NJ, PA and NY nursing home deaths.
— Camryn Kinsey (@camrynbaylee) July 23, 2021
🚨🚨 BREAKING—Biden’s DOJ just said they’re refusing to investigate the massive nursing home COVID death scandals in New York, Michigan, & Pennsylvania.
They’re complicit in these Democrat governors’ cover ups.
Families who lost loved ones deserve better.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 23, 2021
— New York Post (@nypost) July 24, 2021
Here is Janice Dean’s reaction:
The New York Post reported:
The Department of Justice has decided not to investigate whether the civil rights of residents in New York’s government-run nursing homes were violated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial admission policy related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter Friday, the DOJ’s Office of Legislative Affairs told US Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), ranking member of that House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, that New York was off the hook in connection with potential violations of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act.
In August, the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division requested information from New York in connection with a March 25, 2020, order from the state Department of Health that required nursing homes to admit “medically stable” COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals.
It also sought records from Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Jersey, which adopted similar rules that the DOJ said “may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents.”
“We have reviewed the information provided by these states along with additional information available to the Department,” Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Gaeta wrote Friday.
“Based on that review, we have decided not to open a CRIPA investigation of any public nursing facility within New York, Pennsylvania, or Michigan at this time.”
In a prepared statement, Scalise called it “outrageous that the Department of Justice refuses to investigate the deadly ‘must admit’ orders issued by governors in New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan that resulted in the deaths of thousands of senior citizens.”
“Where is the justice for nursing home victims and their grieving families? These deadly orders contradicted the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s] guidance, and needlessly endangered the most vulnerable among us to the deadly COVID-19 virus,” Scalise said.
“Even worse, Governor Cuomo in New York intentionally tried to cover up the true death toll resulting from his mandate. Grieving families deserve answers and accountability. It’s unconscionable that Biden’s Department of Justice refuses to investigate the deadly actions that went against CDC’s medical guidance taken in these states.”
Cuomo is still facing a potentially more serious probe by the FBI and the Brooklyn US Attorney’s Office that was sparked by The Post’s revelation that a top aide privately admitted that administration covered up the total number of nursing home residents killed by the coronavirus.