Assemblyman Bendett Joins Call for Independent COVID-19 Probe

Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake) joined state and federal Minority representatives today to call for an independent investigation into New York state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The element that has always received the most scrutiny—then-Gov. Cuomo’s decision to keep COVID-positive patients in nursing homes—is the highlight of the desire for an independent inquiry.

“The decision to place COVID-positive patients in nursing homes under Cuomo's leadership demands scrutiny. Congressman Marc Molinaro has been a strong ally for the district, and I look forward to working with him once more. I urge the rest of my colleagues in both Albany and Washington to support this inquiry, ensuring justice and lessons learned from this tragedy. Families deserve closure,” said Bendett.