Pallotta Applauds DOJ Investigation Over Nursing Home Deaths

August 27, 2020

RAMSEY, NJ –  Yesterday, the Justice Department announced that it is considering investigating four states that carelessly and intentionally admitted COVID-19 infected patients into nursing homes, allowing thousands to die. New Jersey is one of them.

There have been over 7,000 COVID-19 nursing home deaths in New Jersey, which account for half the state’s death count.

Businessman and Republican Congressional Candidate for NJ-05 responded to the DOJ investigation with the following statement:

“I have been addressing this issue since Judith Persichilli’s response to Phil Murphy’s Executive Order, preventing the denial of readmission into a nursing home solely for testing positive for COVID-19. I continue to pray for the families of all nursing home patients or staff members whose lives were lost as a result of poor leadership.”

Pallotta expressed his support for the Trump administration’s efforts to obtain the information that state legislators, public health advocates, and the victims’ families have requested and not received, and suggested that the DOJ go even further, investigating all facilities licensed and regulated by the states, not just those administered directly by the government.