No Victory Lap For Governors Who Locked Down America

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by James Bovard

“There are no fact-checkers for victory laps. Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo summarized his experience with the Covid-19 crisis: ‘Speaking for myself, it was a tremendous personal benefit.’ Cuomo made that declaration in a speech concluding his one-year chairmanship of the National Governors Association. Because Cuomo’s spiel sought to rewrite history to exonerate politicians who ravaged Americans’ rights and liberties, it requires a rebuttal. … Cuomo justified placing almost 20 million people under house arrest: ‘If everything we do saves just one life, I’ll be happy.’ Though his repressive policies failed to prevent New York from having among the nation’s highest Covid death rates, he became a superhero thanks largely to media scoring that ignored almost all of the harms he inflicted. … Cuomo had plenty of power-mad accomplices in the governors’ association.” (07/14/21)