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    Surge Summary: Why is the White House considering a ban on travel to the state of Florida? The COVID numbers in New York state are measurably worse – plus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is being accused of obstruction of justice in covering up coronavirus deaths in the state’s nursing homes. For his part, President Biden just fired nearly all U.S. attorneys. Does that mean the Cuomo matter won’t get the investigative attention it merits?

    by Gary Bauer

    We reported [Thursday] that the Biden Administration was considering imposing a COVID travel ban on the state of Florida.  Not surprisingly, Governor Ron DeSantis hit back.

    At a press conference, DeSantis blasted the idea as “unconstitutional, unwise and unjust.”  He said a travel ban would be a “purely political attack” on Florida.

    DeSantis also ripped Biden for “restricting the right of Americans to travel freely throughout our country while allowing illegal aliens to pour across the southern border.”

    If we’re going to start targeting states for travel bans based on their coronavirus statistics, we should be talking about New York, not Florida.  According to the latest CDC data, New York reported nearly 61,000 new cases over the last seven days while Florida reported 52,622.

    Clearly, the situation in New York is a bigger problem, and Governor Andrew Cuomo is in big trouble.  (See next item.)

    Someone Lied & Seniors Died

    A top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo admitted this week that the Cuomo Administration lied to state and federal officials about the true extent of nursing home casualties caused by Cuomo’s policies.  Of course, it was all Trump’s fault.

    As you know, Cuomo issued an order forcing New York nursing homes to accept sick COVID patients even though the other residents were at extreme risk.  But Cuomo issued the order in the name of diversity so that makes it okay, at least in the left’s fevered mind.

    When the bodies of defenseless, elderly nursing home residents predictably began piling up, the coverup began.  First they tried flushing Cuomo’s order down the memory hole, as if simply deleting it would make everyone forget about it.

    But when Trump demanded a federal investigation and the Department of Justice started asking questions, Cuomo’s staff got desperate.  They cooked the books to deliberately undercount the number of nursing home deaths and hid the ugly truth from everyone.  That effort was exposed after a recent investigation by the state’s attorney general.

    Legislative leaders demanded answers after the attorney general’s report, and Wednesday Melissa DeRosa confessed.  Referring to the Trump Justice Department investigation, she said:

    “We were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation.  That played a very large role into this.”

    Sorry, Ms. DeRosa, but that’s called obstruction of justice.

    This should be a huge problem for Cuomo, but will it?  Biden just fired almost all U.S. attorneys.

    There’s a real irony here.  The two governors the media most admire for their leadership during the pandemic are Gavin Newsom and Andrew Cuomo.  In fact, Cuomo had the audacity to write a book on leadership and he even won an Emmy for his performance.

    Well, apparently that’s all it was – just a performance, an act.  In reality, his so-called “leadership” was an unmitigated disaster, a travesty for thousands of families.  And Gavin Newsom is on the verge of facing a recall vote.

    Meanwhile, the governor the media harassed most because he fought hard to keep his state open is Ron DeSantis, and Florida has experienced significantly fewer COVID death than either California or New York.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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