New York assemblymember: Cuomo ‘berated me,’ asked me to lie about alleged cover-up

Ron Kim, a New York State assemblymember who said Gov. Andrew Cuomo covered up information about Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes, said Cuomo called him multiple times asking him to lie and saying his career would be destroyed for speaking out.

Kim, a fellow Democrat, said Cuomo called him four times and Cuomo’s staff called about five times after that, saying Kim needed to immediately release a statement contradicting earlier statements about Cuomo’s alleged cover-up.

“Gov. Cuomo called me the next day at 8 p.m., while I was about to bathe my kids — I was with my wife,” Kim said in an interview on MSNBC Thursday morning. “And for 10 minutes he berated me, he yelled at me, he told me that my career would be over, he’s been biting his tongue for months against me, and I had tonight — not tomorrow — tonight to issue a new statement, essentially asking me to lie.”

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