"Whereas in New York, they've destroyed small businesses, they've destroyed education," he said. "And then the folks they were supposed to be taking care of the most, they put in the most peril."
Gaetz reacts to NY nursing home scandal: Media 'absolutely culpable' in Cuomo 'mythology'
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is blaming the news media for putting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on a pedestal despite his bungled handling of the coronavirus pandemic, including withholding unfavorable information about the state's nursing home COVID-19 deaths, according to a top aide.
The aide reportedly told Democratic leaders that the administration was concerned that the data "was going to be used against us."
"The media is absolutely culpable in advancing this mythology of Cuomo that is belied by the facts," he told "Justice with Judge Jeanine" Saturday. "And the facts keep getting uglier and uglier."
Gaetz explained that the media treated Cuomo as an "oracle" of the pandemic while targeting former President Donald Trump for his response to the virus.