Colorado GOP chairwoman Kristi Burton Brown has called for a bipartisan investigation into the Polis administration’s abysmal response to nursing homes vulnerable to COVID-19 just as cases reached record highs.
An alarming report from Colorado Public Radio reveals the Polis administration failed to adequately test and safeguard nursing home patients at the most critical time.
“The apparent negligence and incompetence shown by senior members of this administration is tragic and likely cost lives in nursing homes across our state,” Brown said.
“These families and loved ones of those we’ve lost deserve the truth,” Brown said.
.@jaredpolis needs to come out of hiding and remember that the buck stops with him. He doesn’t get to hide behind his agency directors, refuse to talk to the Colorado media, and pretend his hands are clean. #copolitics pic.twitter.com/LmFUNw3IKa
— Kristi Burton Brown (@ColoradoKbb) June 26, 2021
The state had the worst death rate per nursing home bed in the country during the height of the pandemic in Colorado between Thanksgiving and Christmas — double the national average, the report revealed.
Equally concerning has been the governor’s refusal to publicly address the tragedy or take accountability.
Read more about the report here.
This epic failure indeed demands an investigation, and one that will hold everyone involved responsible and accountable.