It was about time they were put in their place.
According to Breitbart News, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise slammed Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Gretchen Whitmer stating they ignored federal guidelines and “forced seniors to go back to the nursing homes, even if they were COVID-positive.”
Scalise said, “Well, unfortunately, Martha, what we found out, and we investigated this thoroughly, a few states, about seven different states, their governors gave orders that contradicted the CMS guidelines that were coming down from the federal government. And they forced seniors to go back to the nursing homes, even if they were COVID-positive, and actually, in many cases, prohibited the nursing homes from even checking to see if they were COVID-positive, if they weren’t even able to handle them.”
He continued that Cuomo “explicitly prohibited the nursing homes from even testing you for positive. This, by the way, is still going on in the state of Michigan. The governor issued an order doing the same thing, forcing those nursing home patients back. And thousands of nursing home patients died in each of these cases that shouldn’t have died.” You can watch a clip of Scalise’s remarks here.