New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he faced sharp questions – from his own adult daughters – on why he had not looked overseas to buy coronavirus test kits.
Cuomo said his family was watching TV news on Monday night when a story aired on Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who with help from his wife, just scored 500 test kits from her native South Korea,
“My daughter turns to me and looks at me and says, ‘Wow that was really smart,’ ” said Cuomo, father of three adult daughters. “One of my other daughters, who’s a little more pointed in life … said, ‘Why didn’t you think of that, Dad? Why didn’t you think of buying test kits from South Korea?'”
The New York governor was hammering home his belief that the federal government should take the lead in securing equipment to contain the pandemic, though he heaped praise on his Maryland counterpart: “God bless Larry Hogan; he really thought outside the box.”