Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean said Tuesday that she was “in shock” after learning that Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was resigning.
Dean has spent months calling for Cuomo’s resignation over his handling of coronavirus patients in New York nursing homes after both of her in-laws died of COVID-19. She explained to “Outnumbered” host Harris Faulkner that while she was glad to see Cuomo on the way out, she still wanted to see justice for the thousands of seniors who died in those facilities. (RELATED: ‘I Don’t Care What Brings Him Down’: Janice Dean Says Cuomo Should Face The Music On Nursing Home Deaths Too)
“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,” Dean continued, noting that her family had finally been able to hold a memorial for her in-laws just a day earlier and that the discussion had turned to whether or not Cuomo would resign.
We’re finally having a memorial for my husband’s parents at Mickey’s old firehouse in Brooklyn today. Wouldn’t it be something if on the day we finally celebrate their lives with friends and family, @NYGovCuomo resigns? I won’t hold my breath, but that would be quite a moment.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 9, 2021
“Some kind of divine intervention. It happened the day after,” Dean added. “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.”
Dean concluded by saying that while “today is a good day,” it was important to make sure those who had died in New York’s nursing homes would get justice as well.
“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.”