Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer joins political death row inmates Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom in their journey to sooner than later oblivion, as swirling charges and rising scandals overcome their failing state administrations.
FNC: “A county prosecutor in Michigan told a local news station Monday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer could possibly face charges for her early handling of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic. Peter Lucido, the Macomb County prosecutor, told WXYZ.com that he is limited in his own investigation into nursing home deaths, but if it is revealed that there was ‘willful neglect of office’ or ‘reckless endangerment of a person’s life,’ there could be criminal charges. Lucido, a former Republican state senator, appealed to those in the state who may have lost loved ones to the virus who were in nursing homes to seek out information about the deaths. He said HIPPAA laws prevent his office from obtaining some patient information.”
Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is engaged in a Cuomo-style cover up of her own.
She spent hours on TV using COVID to audition for VP, but now she is refusing to release data about how her nursing home orders led to unnecessary deaths. (1/2)
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 2, 2021
A Whitmer office spox called Lucido’s comments “shameful political attacks based in neither fact or reality.” The spox claimed Republicans “have not seen any evidence or testimony that says that a nursing home was forced to take someone against their will.” Republican Senators say exactly the opposite. Strange that Whitmer’s office would claim to speak for the GOP. Who would buy such a ridiculous ploy? It’s as if the DNC said, after an RNC presser, “What they meant was, ‘we hate poor people’ and expected the media to run with it. Actually, come to think of it…
Whitmer: “The administration’s policies carefully tracked CDC guidance on nursing homes, and we prioritized testing of nursing home residents and staff to save lives,” the statement read. “Early in the pandemic, the state acted swiftly to create a network of regional hubs with isolation units and adequate PPE to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within a facility. In addition, we have offered 100 percent of nursing home resident priority access to the vaccine. Both the former head of AARP, as well as an independent U-M study, praised our work to save lives in nursing homes.” AARP is a leftist lobby and an “independent” study from any university knows the school survives on state cash. Ergo…
“Gov. Whitmer’s regional hub policy placed patients with and without COVID-19 in the same facilities and may have exacerbated the death toll in those facilities,” Michigan State Senator Jim Runestad said in a statement. It’s the same deal as New York.
Republicans also want an investigation into the state’s golden parachute for Robert Gordon, the former director of the Department of Health and Human Services Director. Gordon signed a confidentiality agreement “in the interest of protecting deliberations among government officials.” Translation: Hush money.