It’s amusing that Democrats tried for four years to impeach former President Trump and failed. However, the supposed titans of COVID that the media gushed over are falling one by one.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is going to lose his emergency power and could be impeached, California Governor Gavin Newsom is facing a possible recall election, and in the spring Pennsylvania voters will more than likely decide to limit the emergency powers of their Governor Tom Wolf and future governors.
Now, the heat is on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer over settlements she made with former Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon and others in her cabinet.
The Detroit News reported the settlement includes numerous officials involved in the decisions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic last year. The secured settlement agreements include former Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon; his former deputy, Sarah Esty; and former director of the state Unemployment Insurance Agency, Steve Gray.
Democrat State Representative Laurie Pohutsky has gone on the record and said she agrees with Republicans that these settlements appears to be “hush money.”
“What on earth is going on around the governor paying people when they quit or quit,” Pohutsky read, adding air quotes. “It sounds like both sides of the aisle are not happy,” she said.
The settlement between Whitmer and Gordon appear to be drawing the most criticism. Gordon’s separation agreement is worth around $155,506 on the condition he does not speak about his work with Gov. Whitmer.
“It’s concerning, to say the least, I’m not going to sugar coat it,” Pohutsky answered.
She claimed she is “not a lawyer,” but said, “I get why people aren’t happy.”
Pohutsky agreed that Gordon’s deputy, Sarah Etsy getting a settlement is also really concerning.
“I do not know. I do not understand. I find it concerning. I assume this will be discussed in the Oversight Committee this term,” she said, adding she is “not in the business of sugar coating things or defending things that I don’t find defensible.”
WATCH: Democrat State Rep. Laurie Pohutsky on @GovWhitmer‘s hush-money payments: “It’s concerning, to say the least, I’m not going to sugar coat it.” #mileg #migov pic.twitter.com/xG3kLffQJJ
— Michigan Rising Action (@MIRisingAction) March 9, 2021
The Michigan House Oversight Committee has started an investigation into the alleged payoffs.
State politicians believe the payoffs surround Whitmer’s coronavirus nursing home policy, no one including lawmakers or journalists have been able to get any complete data surrounding infections and deaths.
“Specifically, I have reached out to the DHHS on multiple occasions to receive data that the department claimed was incredibly accurate, yet never received it,” said House Oversight Committee Chairman State Rep. Steve Johnson (R).
If state Democrats are starting to turn on Whitmer it’s only a matter of time and this is probably why the Biden blew her off and didn’t give her a spot in the administration.