New York Democrats announced that they have reached a legislative deal to strip Governor Andrew Cuomo of his Emergency Powers in the wake of his nursing home death scandal. Both Cuomo and Minnesota's Governor, Tim Walz, had a policy of sending COVID positive patients into nursing homes which accounted for the majority of COVID related deaths in the last year. However, unlike New York, Democrats in Minnesota are still voting to allow Walz to keep his powers.
Rural Democrats like Julie Sandstede and Dave Lislegard are proving to their voters that they are more radical than a New York Democrat. Democrats in New York have a 62 person majority in their State Assembly; whereas, Minnesota House Democrats only have a 6 person majority, but are creating a major roadblock to Ending Walz' Emergency Powers. Even worse, 6 House Democrats voted to End Walz' Emergency Powers last year during the election season. But reneged on that vote in January and February, voting in locked step with the metro Democrats.
One of the arguments by the rural Democrats like Sandstede and Lislegard against Ending Walz' Emergency Powers, is that it would limit the ability for federal funds to flow into the state. But New York is clearly showing that is not the case.
Insiders believe the New York Legislature could take the vote as early as Friday, which would give local governments control over lockdowns and mask wearing, stripping Cuomo of his emergency powers for good.
Learn more about what Action 4 Liberty is doing to End Walz' Emergency Powers.