The voice of Michigan’s investigative reporting was released on Wednesday following Biden’s Justice Department announced it would not launch investigations into nursing homes in his state and others as Democratic governors forced facilities to accept COVID-19 patients despite vulnerable demographics.
Officials in Michigan, as well as New York and Pennsylvania, have come under fire for policies that critics claim have led to unnecessary and preventable deaths of loved ones during the governor’s emergency shutdown orders in 2020 linked to mitigating the coronavirus.
In “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Charlie Ledoff, who has extensively covered such stories in the Great Lakes state, said he was not shocked to disclose that Attorney General Merrick Garland would not investigate the situation.
“When the news came out, I didn’t think it was news,” he said. “I wasn’t surprised. The Democrats took over and she’s gone.”
On the other hand, under [William] Barr and the Republicans, have also been politicized: the language used is: “We require Michigan to turn over all public nursing home data,” Ledoff continued, noting that Michigan only has one public sector nursing home out of a whole of 450 — so Governor Gretchen Whitmer He only provided information on it.
However, Ledoff added that he was relieved that Michigan’s auditor general, Doug Ringler, would conduct his own investigation into the state’s nursing homes.
“At fewest locally, we got some decent news,” the journalist commented.
“Let’s remember something about COVID when we look back: It was an election year. Everything was weaponised. Everything was a political talking point except for the true well-being of the elderly. It is unacceptable. Our governor likes to rewrite history and says no one has been forced to go back to Nursing homes – Ma’am, that’s not true, read your decree.”
In New York, federal prosecutors are continuing a divide investigation into the Gov. Andrew Cuomo And his management in dealing with the crisis of the elderly home.
Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean — whose husband, Mickey and Dee Neumann died in such facilities final year — criticized the governor this week for blaming everyone from the New York Post to Donald Trump — but not himself, for the crisis.
In Pennsylvania, two state legislators: State Mon. Douglas Mastriano, R. Gettysburg, and state representative. Ross Diamond, a Republican from Lebanon, previously called for the resignation of then-Minister of Health Rachel Levine, as the senator said in a statement issued in 2020 that her “unscientific and illogical guidance” led to big numbers of casualties in the nursing facility, and thus “[ing] gross incompetence of a person unfit for office.”
Levine, appointed by the Democratic governor. Tom Wolfe has since moved to President Biden’s US Department of Health where she works as an undersecretary.