Andrew Cuomo isn’t the only governor to place Covid-positive patients in nursing homes.
Other Democrats were just as bad.
This top Joe Biden ally is hoping a $150K payout can stop her Covid scandal.
In total, four other Democrat governors implemented the same nursing home policy as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Nursing homes filled with vulnerable elderly were ordered by the government to take in infected coronavirus patients.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) ordered that a long-term care facility “must not prohibit admission or readmission of a resident based on COVID-19 [coronavirus] testing requirements or results.”
This policy was only rescinded in July 2020.
When Whitmer’s state health department director, Robert Gordon, abruptly left on Jan. 22, he received a large taxpayer-funded payout that requires both sides to maintain confidentiality about what led to his resignation.
Gordon left just eight hours after he signed an epidemic order to lift the ban on indoor dining at restaurants.
“The agreement is the clearest evidence yet that the split between Gordon, a central figure in the state’s response to COVID-19, and Whitmer was not amicable, and it shows the Democratic administration used taxpayer funds to ease his departure,” The Detroit News reported. “On Feb. 22, one month after Gordon resigned without explanation, he and Mark Totten, Whitmer’s chief lawyer, signed the four-page agreement. The state agreed to pay Gordon a total that represents nine months of salary and health benefits, and he released the state from any potential legal claims.”
Gordon received $155,506.
The Whitmer administration says that the silence is “in the interest of protecting deliberations among government officials,” according to the deal.
The Michigan GOP said it was “inexcusable” and questioned what Whitmer is trying to hide.
“We’re still investigating the things the Whitmer Administration has done during COVID in plain sight, when we find out about a secret payoff behind closed doors,” state Rep. Steve Johnson, chair of the Michigan House Oversight Committee, said. “While it doesn’t surprise me, the deception is shocking and shows how badly this Administration needs oversight so they can be held to account.”
Dennis Muchmore, who was chief of staff for former Gov. Rick Snyder, who held office prior to Whitmer, told The Detroit News that he couldn’t remember ever seeing a deal like this.
“Sometimes, we would give them a couple of weeks of vacation at the end, but most all of the ones I can remember always had time coming to them,” Muchmore said of departing officials. “I don’t know of any cash involved.”
Americans deserve real answers from Democrat politicians about the way they handled Covid.
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