Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday threatened to sue the Trump administration if it moves ahead with its COVID-19 vaccine-distribution plan, which he called discriminatory — and has New York at the back of the line in terms of states getting it first.
“I tell you today, if the Trump administration does not change this plan and does not provide an equitable vaccine process, we will enforce our legal rights. We will bring legal action to protect New Yorkers,’’ the governor said from the pulpit during a service at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights in Manhattan.
“I’m not going to allow New Yorkers to be bullied or abused,’’ the governor said.
President Trump said Friday he was putting New York on the back burner when it comes to states getting the vaccine once it’s approved, after Cuomo said he will have his own panel of experts independently “review’’ any immunization the feds OK over concerns about the government oversight process. Trump also was angry over Cuomo calling his distribution plan “flawed” because of alleged racial inequities.
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