The attorney general of New York, Letitia James, has said she is ready to sue the Trump administration if the state does not receive an approved Covid-19 vaccine along with the rest of the country.
Speaking earlier today, Trump had said that vaccines would be available throughout the US with the exception of New York, alleging that this was because Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, was delaying the delivery.
Cuomo “will have to let us know when he’s ready for it because otherwise, we can’t be delivering it to a state that won’t be giving it to its people immediately,” Trump said.
In September, the New York governor set up an independent science panel to review Covid-19 vaccine data analyzed by the Food and Drug Administration.
James criticized Trump’s comments.
“This is nothing more than vindictive behavior by a lame-duck president trying to extract [sic] vengeance on those who oppose his politics,” she said.
“If dissemination of the vaccine takes place in the twilight of a Trump Administration and the president wants to play games with people’s lives, we will sue and we will win.”