Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer May Face Charges for Nursing Home COVID-19 Deaths

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What sweet justice this would be?

In Michigan, a state prosecutor announced that Whitmer could face charges in her role of nursing home deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.

An investigation was launched into the policies enforced by Whitmer during the onset of COVID-19.

The one that forced nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients against their will.

The same policy Andrew Cuomo is finally being criticized for by the mainstream press.

And it appears there may have been special interest corruption with Whitmer, just like Cuomo.

A $155,000 payment was sent to the former health director.

Some speculate it’s a “hush” payment to prevent him from yapping about her nursing home policies.

But prosecutors are determined to press charges if they detect foul play.

Here’s the latest:

 

 

 

 

And if Whitmer goes down, it should serve as a warning to the other Democrat governors who issued the same policy.

Cuomo.

Newsom.

Murphy.

Wolf.

They should all be charged for the reckless endangerment of the lives of thousands of senior citizens.

 

 

The New York Post reported:

A prosecutor in Michigan suggested that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer could face criminal charges over her handling of deaths at nursing homes in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic as the state attorney general launched a probe into the fatalities.

The news comes as Republicans in the Michigan legislature said they will hold hearings into a $155,000 confidential separation agreement made to former Health Department director Robert Gordon amid accusations that it may be a “hush payment.”

Macomb County prosecutor Peter Lucido said he’s unable to get information about the deaths at nursing homes and long-term care facilities because of strict laws that shield ​patients’ health care information.

“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,” Lucido told ABC 7 WXYZ on Monday.

The questions surrounding ​Whitmer over the nursing home deaths are similar to the scandal swirling around New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that even before his mounting sexual harassment scandal had prompted calls for him to step down or be impeached.

The embattled governor is also dogged by accusations from five women that he sexually harassed them by inappropriately touching or kissing them, and by making improper comments to them.​

Whitmer, in an interview on CNN Sunday, said she supports an independent investigation into her fellow Democratic governor.

“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,” she said on “State of the Union.​”

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will examine the state coronavirus nursing home policies, according to ClickonDetroit.com.​​

Whitmer’s office blasted Lucido in a statement to WXYZ, calling his comments “shameful political attacks based in neither fact or reality.”

The statement also said ​Lucido’s Republican colleagues ​confirmed they “have not seen any evidence or testimony that says that a nursing home was forced to take someone against their will.”​

Her office said the state “prioritized testing” of nursing home staff and residents “to save lives.”

“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 residents 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​,” the statement said.​

Michigan House Oversight Chairman Steve Johnson, a Republican, said he wants answers from Whitmer on the nursing home deaths and the payment to the former health director.

“We have invited the department to come and testify before our oversight committee​. They have refused to​.​ ​W​e’ve asked them to share with us the data with the nursing home deaths. ​T​hey refuse that. And now we see that the governor has paid the former health department director Robert Gordon $155,000 to stay quiet​, w​hich begs the question​:​ what are they trying to hide​,” he told Fox News.

He said Michigan was among the states that “forced COVID patients” into nursing homes, “just like what you saw in New York, Gov. Cuomo.”​

Whatever happens in Michigan could be a good indicator of what to expect in NY, NJ, PA, and CA.


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