Janice Dean Says Lawmakers Were ‘Uncomfortable’ With Her Testifying About NY’s Nursing Home Deaths

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Shelby Talcott Senior White House Correspondent
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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean said Tuesday that she was told lawmakers were “uncomfortable” with her testifying about New York’s nursing home deaths.

Dean first spoke with Brian Kilmeade on his radio show “The Brian Kilmeade Show” Monday and noted that she was originally told she could testify and then was cut.

Dean first said she believed Cuomo or his administration made the decision to not invite her. She lost both of her in-laws to coronavirus in nursing homes.

After speaking to Kilmeade and with Fox’s Tucker Carlson on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday, Dean said she was contacted by Republican New York State Sen. Tom O’Mara about the testimony. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: New York Admits Knowingly Undercounting Nursing Home Deaths After Quietly Changing Reporting Rules)

“Late last night, after I appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight, a senator, Tom O’Mara, Republican senator of New York state, admitted that they were uncomfortable having me as a witness yesterday. So they took me off the list,” according to Dean.


Dean explained this to the “Fox & Friends” co-hosts Tuesday. She continued on to slam Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over a state order that required nursing homes to accept patients who had tested positive for COVID-19.

The Fox News senior meteorologist has called for “an independent investigation that involves subpoena power with on the record testimonies.”

“I don’t want to be in this position,” Dean said Tuesday. “I’m not a political person but if I can be the voice for the families that have lost loved ones and I have made one difference for one family, then it was all worthwhile.”