Michigan Gov. Whitmer Could Face Criminal Charges Says Prosecutor
Just when things are getting bad for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in terms of his sexual harassment allegations and nursing home coronavirus death coverup, things are looking bad for a fellow Democratic governor in another part of the country.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has come under fire in recent weeks for her handling of nursing home deaths in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic for which the state attorney general has launched a probe. Republicans in the state’s legislature will also hold hearings in regard to her administration’s confidential payment of $155,000 to former Health Department director Robert Gordon, which some speculate could be a “hush payment.”
Macomb County prosecutor Pete Lucido said that he will not be able to get information on the deaths that occurred at nursing homes and long-term care facilities due to strict laws protecting patients’ health information.
Lucido told ABC 7 WXYZ on Monday, though, “If we find there’s been willful neglect of office, if we find there’s been reckless endangerment of a person’s life by bringing them in, then we would move forward with charges against the Governor. Of course, we would. Nobody’s above the law in this state.”
In an interview on CNN’s Sunday “State of the Union,” Whitmer said that she supports an independent investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus and nursing homes.
“I think the allegations here are very serious and need to be taken seriously. And I do think that an impartial, thorough, independent investigation is merited and appropriate,” Whitmer said.
Her office’s hypocrisy showed when it blasted Lucido in a statement to WXYZ, calling the prosecutor’s comments “shameful political attacks based in neither fact or reality.”
Don’t you just love it when they have no problem attacking someone else but when it comes to them it’s all of a sudden a sham, unlawful and a disgrace?
Yeah, me too.
Whitmer also told the “State of the Union” audience that Michigan "released an incredible amount of data. We have followed the federal requirements. Every step of the way."
An investigative journalist for the state, Charlie LeDuff, felt differently. He told Fox News that he is suing Whitmer after attempting to get answers on pandemic-related deaths in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
"You can’t get them. I’ve been asking for months," he said.
According to ClickonDetroit, the state’s attorney general, Dana Nessel, is looking into the matter.
Personally, I think Whitmer could pull off the orange jumpsuit look. Just saying.