The Biden Department of Justice(DOJ) has dropped the investigations into the Covid-19 nursing home deaths that steamed from policy decisions in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
This DOJ will however be investigating two specific nursing homes in the state of New Jersey.
From The Daily Wire:
In a disappointing yet unsurprising development, President Joe Biden’s Justice Department has formally declined to investigate the nursing home policies in three states with Democrat governors that resulted in thousands of elderly citizens dying from COVID-19.
In a letter sent to House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), the DOJ informed the congressman that it would not open an investigation into New York, Pennsylvania, or Michigan’s treatment of nursing home patients during the coronavirus pandemic. The DOJ has, however, opened an investigation into New Jersey’s nursing home policies relating to two specific nursing homes in the state.
“The Civil Rights Division requested information from New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey regarding COVID-19 and nursing facilities run by, or for, those states, by letters dated August 26, 2020. The letters stated that the requested information would assist the Department in determining whether to open an investigation under [the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act] CRIPA,” wrote Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Gaeta. “Each state provided information in response to the request. We have reviewed the information provided by these states along with additional information available to the Department. Based on that review, we have decided not to open a CRIPA investigation of any public nursing facility within New York, Pennsylvania, or Michigan at this time.”
The Federalist reported that those three states received their own letters that they would not be investigated at this time. In August 2020, The Daily Wire reported that then-President Donald Trump’s DOJ was seeking data from states that implemented policies mandating nursing homes couldn’t reject COVID-19-positive patients.
Many were concerned over the policies enacted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, there was a plethora of evidence that suggested these policies were getting seniors killed but now that the DOJ has declined to investigate the matter little can be done.