Last Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was honored with an International Emmy® Founders Award for 2020 “in recognition of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world.”

The nearly 34,000 dead New Yorkers might not have agreed with this decision. 

Texas GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw offered his thoughts on the award. “I think the International Emmys are confusing ‘highest death count’ and ‘putting COVID patients back into nursing homes’ categories with the ‘best performance’ category,” he tweeted Friday.  

The tweet is in reference to Cuomo’s controversial decision to force nursing homes to accept Wuhan-Flu positive residents. 

“No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH (Nursing home) solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission,” the New York State Department of Health announced in late March. 

This was repealed after 6,326 COVID-positive residents were admitted to [nursing home] facilities”

But sure, his CNN appearances with his brother Chris Cuomo were heartwarming… if your heart’s still beating, that is. 

Kyle Smith of National Review highlighted some of Cuomo’s most irresponsible decisions throughout the pandemic. 

“Cuomo made three breathtakingly bad moves in March that in retrospect amounted to catastrophe. First, Cuomo failed to call for, and even actively discouraged, informal social-distancing measures in early March. Next was the delay in mid-March in ordering formal closures when the virus started rampaging through his state. Third was his March 25 edict to long-term care facilities that they must accept infected patients, which caused a mass deadly outbreak among helpless, trapped, elderly New Yorkers.”

Wait, wasn’t it the left who criticized Trump for mentioning TV ratings during his press briefings? 

Now they’re giving Cuomo an Emmy? 

Complete incoherency.  As usual from liberals.

Hat Tip: National Review, The Daily Wire

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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