Janice Dean's Reaction to the Resignation of Cuomo Says It for All of Us

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As you might imagine, the reactions are coming in fast and furious to the surprising resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

It’s not surprising because it wasn’t well-deserved or long coming. It’s surprising because he is such a narcissist that no one thought he could ever be forced to resign, given the lack of character he’s shown.

But even if it isn’t because of the thousands of people who died after his horrific nursing home order and even if he’s not being prosecuted in regard to that, yet, one hopes that it gives the people whose parents and family members died in nursing homes at least a little satisfaction today.

We’ve been reporting to the nursing home scandal since May of last year when I first wrote about the cover-up of the death numbers as to nursing homes. Janice Dean, whose husband’s parents both died after the order in nursing homes, has been fighting the battle to hold Cuomo accountable all that time as well. So she was the first person I thought of when the news came down.

She was stunned and so gratified.

She shared her feelings on the day with Fox’s Harris Faulkner.

From Daily Caller:

“I didn’t think he was going to do it, Harris. I thought he was going to blame everybody else. Blame her, blame them, God, mother nature, The New York Post, all the things he blames for his nursing home decision,” Dean said, adding that she fully expected him to do the same with regard to the sexual harassment investigation.

“Instead he said he was resigning. I’m in shock, I’m not going to lie. I got a text from my sister-in-law and I texted my husband and I said he’s gone,”

They’d just held a memorial for the couple yesterday and she had thought wouldn’t it be something if he resigned.

She said today that she believed it was “divine intervention” that it came the day after.

“I will say that I believe that being on the side of the angels has helped us. He has nowhere to go. He had nowhere to go. He was in a corner. People were jumping off the sinking ship like rats.”

Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa just quit him yesterday, another reason he may finally have decided to pack it in – he no longer had one of his main protectors.

“I want justice for those brave women that came forward and I want justice for those who have no voice, who are in a grave right now because of his mandate,” she said. “Don’t forget the over 15,000 loved ones that deserve answers. We haven’t talked about those people. It has gotten caught up in the #metoo stuff. It’s an abuse of power.”

New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim, a Democratic critic of Cuomo who lost his uncle in a nursing home, re-committed to making that happen.

Many cheered on Dean’s effort that helped bring us to this place.