(UnitedVoice.com) – During the beginning of the pandemic, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) ordered nursing homes to accept coronavirus positive patients into their facilities. She later rescinded her order, but people were already concerned that it led to the deaths of innocent people. In August 2020, the DOJ demanded she answer for her actions over the scandal. Months later, an official in her own state says she could face prosecution.
On March 8, New Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido told ABC Detroit that people who lost loved ones in nursing homes should gather evidence around their deaths. If those families believe their loved ones died as a result of neglect, they can file a wrongful death complaint. Lucido explained that his office will “move forward with charges against the governor” if his office finds evidence of “reckless endangerment.”
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is on the hot seat for her mishandling of the coronavirus.🔻https://t.co/EwQXsuqmb9
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) March 9, 2021
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) issued a similar order in his state and he’s now embroiled in a scandal for allegedly trying to cover up the number of deaths that occurred. It’s unclear if Whitmer did the same, but the families of the patients who may have died as a result of her directive certainly deserve answers. Hopefully, the prosecutor keeps his word and seeks justice if it turns out she is responsible for the deaths of innocent people.
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