Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received immediate blowback from social media after he said that those refusing to be vaccinated would end up killing their grandmothers.
“Who are the groups who are terribly under-vaccination? The youthful and the doubtful,” said Cuomo, addressing reporters at a media briefing Monday.
“And there is an attitude that they’ll be fine, why should they take the vaccine? Maybe you will get a long-haul syndrome that we’re not really sure what it is yet, but a lingering consequence of COVID,” he continued.
“Or maybe you go home and kiss your grandmother and wind up killing your grandmother!” he added.
Many on social media thought the comment showed Cuomo to have an astounding lack of self awareness after being excoriated over the decision to place coronavirus patients at nursing homes. Thousands died and the governor’s office has been implicated in a cover-up that lasted for many months.
“I mean, might as well get it from the leading expert on killing grandmothers,” replied Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.).
I mean, might as well get it from the leading expert on killing grandmothers 🤷♂️ https://t.co/mMTjNHBXhm
— Rep Andy Biggs (@Rep Andy Biggs)1620064593.0
“Maybe you order thousands of highly infectious patients into nursing homes full of vulnerable grandmothers, and then abuse your power to cover up the death toll for the better part of a year to sell a $4 million book? Actually, strike the maybe,” tweeted columnist Phil Kerpen.
“Perhaps killing grandparents isn’t the very best subject for him to talk about??” said James Higgins.
“This guy is a black hole of self-unawareness,” said writer Doug Powers.
Others pointed to the humorous reply by Fox News “Outnumbered” co-host Harris Faulkner.
“Oooooh, oh my goodness!” she said, wide-eyed.
“I did nothing wrong, period, and I am not resigning,” he said.
He also lauded the “major” reopening planned for New York on May 19.
Here’s the video of Cuomo’s bizarre comments:
Gov Cuomo Says Kissing Grandma Could Kill Her If You Don’t Get Vaccinated After Killing Elderly