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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) along and a group of Senate Finance Committee Republicans, in calling on Chairman Wyden to open an investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cover-up of the nursing home death toll.

“This committee has direct oversight on this issue and a responsibility to act when HHS is unable to do its job due to a state deliberately misleading investigators or health officials. Nursing homes have been held accountable for failures to report coronavirus disease data to CMS, and state leaders should be as well,” the senators wrote.

Last week, the New York Times reported that the cover-up of the death toll numbers was far worse than had been previously known with Cuomo’s aides overruling state health officials from releasing the actual numbers of COVID-19 deaths.

Grassley and Sasse are joined by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.).

Full text of the letter can be found HERE.

Grassley previously pressed Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin and the Justice Department to investigate actions by Cuomo and his aides to conceal data on COVID-related nursing home deaths.

Author: Press Release