Fox News’ Janice Dean says is ‘trolled’ by political commentator Matthew Dowd Governor Andrew Cuomo

Fox News’ Janice Dean says is ‘trolled’ by political commentator Matthew Dowd Governor Andrew Cuomo

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean claims she is being trolled by political commentator Matthew Dowd after she known as for an investigation into COVID-19 nursing dwelling deaths in New York State – which embody the deaths of her in-laws.

Dean additionally posted a quote from herself that learn: ‘Every one among Cuomo’s victims deserves to be heard. But hundreds of them aren’t with us anymore.’

It led to political analyst Dowd to reply: ‘Now that Texas has surpassed New York in COVID deaths I’m awaiting for Ms Dean to carry GOP governor Abbott accountable.’ 

Texas has suffered 53,420 deaths from the coronavirus whereas New York has had 53,274 deaths as of Sunday night time. 

Dean, who is grieving the lack of her mother-in-law and father-in-law, tweeted in response: ‘This ‘journalist’ has trolled me from the start of my quest for accountability from the governor of New York who ordered COVID constructive sufferers into nursing houses that helped kill hundreds of aged. I’d name this harassment.’ 

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean says she is being 'trolled' by political commentator Matthew Dowd

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean says she is being ‘trolled’ by political commentator Matthew Dowd

She demanded accountability from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo whose policy of allowing covid positive patients into nursing homes lead to deaths of her in-laws

She demanded accountability from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo whose coverage of permitting covid constructive sufferers into nursing houses result in deaths of her in-laws

Dean tweeted symbolically, a photograph comparing the January 6 Capitol Riots investigation, with one into nursing home deaths, which depicted an empty debating chamber

Dean tweeted symbolically, {a photograph} evaluating the January 6 Capitol Riots investigation, with one into nursing dwelling deaths, which depicted an empty debating chamber

Dean's own mother-and father-in law, Dolores and Michael Newman (above), are among the patients who died of coronavirus in nursing homes and assisted living facilities

Dean’s personal mother-and father-in regulation, Dolores and Michael Newman (above), are among the many sufferers who died of coronavirus in nursing houses and assisted residing services

Dowd defended himself in a follow-up tweet: ‘So bizarre. Been many months since I commented. And I feel I’ve solely ever tweeted a pair issues over greater than a yr. Always factual. And hypocrisy ought to at all times be known as out.’ 

Speaking to DailyMail.com, Dean mentioned that the problem of nursing dwelling deaths ‘is private’ for her after the deaths of her in-laws in state nursing houses.

Dean’s in-laws , Michael and Dolores Newman, each died from the virus.

The Newmans have been married for 59 years and lived in Brooklyn for almost all of their lives.

Matthew Dowd was a political commentator for ABC News until the start of this year

Matthew Dowd was a political commentator for ABC News till the beginning of this yr

Her father-in-law was the primary of the 2 to turn into sick, in late March, and he handed away not lengthy after. Two weeks later, her mother-in-law caught coronavirus at an assisted residing facility and died at a hospital.

‘The cause I’m vocal is as a result of I’m attempting to hunt some sort of justice for my husbands’ dad and mom and the hundreds of different households on the market,’ she mentioned.

‘My response is we care as a result of they’re our are members of the family an we’re not going to surrender on this.’ 

She added that she feels as if she is now being ‘trolled’ by Dowd.

‘Matthew Dowd has come after me, trolling me, asking me why I’m not taking over Trump or the governors in Republican states. I’ve by no means been a political individual. I’ve taken on this position as a result of I’ve been personally affected and really feel that our New York Governor hasn’t been held accountable.’ 

Dean has lengthy known as for Cuomo’s resignation and for him to face penalties for his actions.

‘There needs to be some accountability within the type of an investigation,’ she mentioned.

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean claims she is being trolled by political commentator Matthew Dowd

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean claims she is being trolled by political commentator Matthew Dowd

Dowd defended himself in a follow-up tweet saying he was 'always factual' and that 'hypocrisy should always be called out'

Dowd defended himself in a follow-up tweet saying he was ‘at all times factual’ and that ‘hypocrisy ought to at all times be known as out’

In January, a surprising report from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ workplace detailed how the state had undercounted the variety of nursing dwelling deaths by as a lot as 50 %.

It pressured New York State’s Department of Health to disclose the true loss of life toll amongst nursing dwelling residents was 12,743, quite than the beforehand acknowledged determine of 8,711.

Among these deaths are Dean’s personal father- and mother-in-law, who died from COVID-19 in March and April 2020, respectively.     

Last week, the Feds dropped their Cuomo nursing dwelling investigation resulting in Dean to tweet symbolically, {a photograph} evaluating the January 6 Capitol Riots investigation, with one into nursing dwelling deaths, which depicted an empty debating chamber.  

It was March 25, 2020 when Governor Cuomo ordered nursing houses to readmit sufferers who have been constructive for COVID-19 sufferers because of issues about hospital capability .

He later reversed the ruling, on May 10, 2020 barring nursing houses from accepting COVID-19 sufferers and not using a damaging check first. 

Dean has mentioned she feels that private assaults by Dowd are unwarranted and believes she is seemingly being focused as a result of she works for Fox News.

It was March 25, 2020 when Governor Cuomo ordered nursing homes to readmit patients who were positive for COVID-19 patients due to concerns about hospital capacity. He reversed the decision 46 days later following thousands of deaths

It was March 25, 2020 when Governor Cuomo ordered nursing houses to readmit sufferers who have been constructive for COVID-19 sufferers because of issues about hospital capability. He reversed the choice 46 days later following hundreds of deaths 

Michael and Dolores 'Dee' Newman died from COVID-19 in spring last year

Michael and Dolores ‘Dee’ Newman died from COVID-19 in spring final yr

The Newmans were married for 59 years and lived in Brooklyn for the majority of their lives. They are pictured above in an undated family photo

The Newmans have been married for 59 years and lived in Brooklyn for almost all of their lives. They are pictured above in an undated household photograph

‘Dowd has chimed in a number of occasions after I put up concerning the lack of my in-laws and he’ll say ‘Now do Trump’. I reply by saying its private with the lack of members of the family. He is aware of this however he continues to troll,’ Dean defined.

‘I feel all of us must have investigations into our leaders in terms of Covid and we might not know that for months or years down the highway. Gov. Cuomo put Covid constructive sufferers into nursing houses and that is why there was a DOJ investigation. For me, it is private and I really feel like had I not raised purple flags I ponder if he would have gotten away with it. This is not one thing I’m comfy with so I hold it to New York state as a result of that is what I’ve been experiencing. If different Governors in different sates have carried out one thing flawed, then they need to even be held accountable. 

‘[Dowd] asks me why I have never commented on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Other than this, I’ve by no means commented on political issues in any respect. It is private and it is in New York. I mentioned that I used to be attempting to get accountability for the deaths of by husband’s dad and mom.’ 

The governor and his workplace had been accused of deliberately misreporting the variety of COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing houses by not itemizing sufferers who have been transferred to hospital and died there.

Cuomo has claimed that his workplace was at all times trustworthy concerning the figures however that it merely got here all the way down to variations in categorization.

Matthew Dowd didn’t reply to a request for remark for this story.  

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