New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and his administration’s alleged efforts to hide the accurate number of related deaths beg the question: Is the cover-up worse than the crime?

The Empire Center for Public Policy, a New York-based research organization, filed a request last summer under the Freedom of Information Act seeking the accurate number of deaths in elder-care facilities from the state’s Department of Health.

Tim Hoefer, president and CEO of Empire Center, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to explain why it took so long for the truth about New York’s nursing home deaths to come to light, and what may be next for Cuomo.

We also cover these stories:

  • Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., ask President Biden to use his “full authorities” to respond to the crisis at the southern border.
  • The White House says about 1 in 3 in Americans are getting the coronavirus vaccine.
  • The president and vice president of The Heritage Foundation, Kay C. James and Kim Holmes, announce their resignations from the Washington-based think tank.

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