Last year, Democrat Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order that had everyone — liberals, conservatives, horses, and any other group one can imagine — questioning her fitness for office and her status as a human being. This policy contributed to nursing home deaths at unimaginable levels. Now she may have to finally pay the piper for her irresponsibility.
Despite warnings that this was a bad idea, Whitmer issued an executive order prohibiting long-term-care facilities like nursing homes from telling “residents who tested positive for COVID-19 regardless of whether they were contagious” to quarantine elsewhere despite the particularly high danger presented to residents at nursing homes, who are among the most vulnerable among us. TheBlaze reports that the damage Whitmer did cannot be accurately calculated, largely because of the government’s reticence to provide data:
The exact number of long-term facility residents who died of COVID-19 in Michigan is not known, and state Republican lawmakers say Whitmer’s administration is not disclosing critical data. As of the end of February, state data indicated that more than 5,500 Michiganders had perished from COVID-19 in long-term facilities, WDIV-TV reported, or about one-third of all COVID-19 deaths in Michigan.
But Whitmer can’t cover up her crimes forever, and Macomb County prosecutor Peter Lucido says that he’s open to prosecuting her once evidence surfaces.
“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,” Lucido says. Of course, we would. Nobody’s above the law in this state.”
According to WXYZ, Lucido asks Michiganders “who lost loved ones to COVID as residents or staff inside nursing homes should go back to get the vital information about the circumstances of their death and take that to local police and make a complaint as a wrongful death” to help further matters.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, is resisting all efforts to bring Whitmer to justice, however. “If you can give us some evidence that there’s been violations of the law, and you can give us some evidence that there was not just conduct that, again, is bad policy, but conduct that violates state or federal statutes, let us know about it for certain,” she says. “But if not, I get weary of the constant calls for our department to investigate things that are not crimes.”
Despite her policies killing people, Whitmer calls Lucido’s remarks “shameful political attacks based in neither fact nor reality.” Whitmer can hide, but she can’t evade justice forever.