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As coronavirus tears through its new epicenter of New York, the state’s top leader is now using his authority to thuggishly secure needed medical equipment.

No, Gov. Andrew Cuomo won’t be taking a stiffer stance at the negotiation table, but will be seizing gear that the state needs from private hands. The targeted items include ventilators and personal protective gear.

According to The Associated Press, Cuomo announced the move Friday, vowing to sign an executive order giving him the power to raid companies and private hospitals for the gear.

While the governor promises to either return the equipment or eventually pay the owners for it, he is also scoffing at any legal threat against him.

“If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me,” Cuomo said.

Once the executive order is signed, it’s unclear what recourse New Yorkers and companies will have to protect their private property.

Cuomo is not content to leave this up to law enforcement officials alone and will be mobilizing the state’s National Guard to redistribute the medical devices and gear.

This is a drastic departure from Cuomo’s previous stance on ventilators.

When it was discovered in late March that New York state had a stockpile of the in-demand breathing machines, Cuomo brushed off the unused machines by claiming “we don’t need them yet.”

The state now leads the nation in confirmed COVID-19 cases. According to Johns Hopkins, New York alone has more infected than every country with the exception of Italy and Spain.

New York’s shocking number of cases was seemingly inflated by bad advice given by leaders.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who heads the worst-hit city in the state, encouraged people to go on with their lives, go “out on the town” and even fill movie theaters as late as March 2.

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40 Comments
  • vinnie says:

    If you listen carefully to this professional BS artist, he has taken every position possible regarding this crisis. That is by design, because no matter what happens he can choose from one of his drawn out, sickening speeches to say, “See, I told you”. One day he bashes Trump. The next day he praises him. Bad things happen, it’s Trump’s fault. Good things happen, he will take the credit. The slick “three stooges”, Mario, Andrew, and Chris.

  • Linda LaShomb says:

    DEMANDING AND THREATENING TO USE FORCE TO CONFISCATE ALL THE SUPPLIES FROM UPSTATE NY … ONCE AGAIN PROVING HE ONLY CARES ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN NYC !!!! I HAD NO DOUBT HE WOULD DO ANY THING TO PROTECT HIS ONLY VOTERS !!!!

  • Patriot1951 says:

    Someone needs to lock this nutcase Coma Cuomo up before he hurts himself.

  • MAGA says:

    Why don’t he wait to campaign for office after the pandemic? That’s what this is all about. Look at me, look at me. Look at what I am doing to help you. Remember that when election time comes. He knew of ventilators and refused to let the hospitals have them because as he said’ “They don’t need them yet.”

  • Trump blast says:

    And idiots call Trump a dictator!! But here’s a case of pure dictatorship !!!

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