The Cuomo Move Even the Mob Wouldn’t Do…

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Undoubtedly, the recently ousted and disgraced governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has a fair share of critics. After all, this is a man who was accused of, investigated, and pretty much found guilty, although not convicted, for sexually harassing no less than a handful of women over his years in the political sphere. In fact, by the time of his resignation in August, there was enough evidence and distrust in him that even the most powerful within the Democratic Party could not save his career or his reputation.

But, as it turns out, that’s not why one of his most notable critics dislikes the man.

Instead, it’s because he made the decision in March of 2020 to force nursing homes, filled with the state’s oldest and most vulnerable populations, to take in known and positive COVID-19 patients. As a result, the state suffered nursing home losses rising to about 15,000 in the following months.

And this is apparently something even the most accustomed to crime, hate, and even murder can’t abide by.

Enter Sammy “The Bull” Gravano.

Gravano used to be a high-ranking member of the Gambino crime family, one of the five major “American Mafia” groups that have kept organized crime going in New York City for decades now. I say ‘used to be’ because Gravano has since become a government informant and witness, turning on his own and allowing the legendary crime boss John Gotti to be captured and imprisoned.

Notably, his change in occupation was not due to a sudden change of heart or wanting to leave the family business, so to speak. Instead, it’s because by turning on those like Gotti, Gravano has been given forgiveness of some sort for the no less than 19 murders he has confessed to over the years in exchange for his cooperation.

Yet, when it comes to a man like this, who earned his nickname “the bull” from a ruthless fistfight against bullies who stole his bike as a child, there are some things even he wouldn’t do.

And that includes killing off some 15,000 elderly nursing home residents.

During a documentary series that focuses on organized crimes, Gravano spells out his complete and utter disgust for Andrew Cuomo and his poor decision-making skills.

He told host Patrick Bet-David, “I hate to get into Gov. Cuomo. I will a little bit because he’s Italian and I can’t stand it. One because he’s Italian and I’m embarrassed to have someone do what he did as an Italian. He killed 15,000 people by putting people with coronavirus in (nursing homes) with old people.”

Gravano goes on to explain that it wouldn’t matter who was giving him the order: Trump, Biden, Harris, anyone… Gravano would still not do what Cuomo did.

“And I’m a bad ass. I’d never do it.”

But Cuomo did. Without hesitation, without remorse. And once he had made the decision and started getting criticism for it, he dug his heels in even further.

Hell, Cuomo even went after a reporter who lost both of her parents to COVID because she labeled him as a murderer. Instead of offering her sympathy and trying to make it right. He dug up dirt on her and tried to have her discredited. You know, in the same way, that he and his now-fired brother, Chris, tried to have those accusing him of sexual harassment discredited.

As far as Gravano is concerned, it’s beyond disgraceful, even for a man who has spent decades doing God knows what to anyone and everyone the Gambino crime family didn’t see eye to eye with and then some.

Indeed, it is. I mean, what kind of person knowingly orders thousands of COVID-positive patients to return to nursing homes where only the most vulnerable live?

As Gravano points out, the number of deaths due to Cuomo’s decision is “more than the Mafia killed in an entire time they were in this country.” And that’s saying something…