It sure looks like China’s favorite governor, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has something to hide.
The governor gave a large taxpayer funded payout to her former Health Director in a confidential deal soon after he resigned, leading the Michigan Republican Party to ask what is Governor Whitmer trying to hide, as the Daily Wire reports:
“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.”
The Michigan Republican Party responded to the news by calling it “inexcusable,” and asking, “What is @GovWhitmer trying to hide?”
Top state-level Republicans sounded the alarm over the move in statements provided to Fox News.
“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.”
“Robert Gordon was the state’s health director and played an instrumental role in the state’s COVID-19 response,” Ted Goodman, spokesman for the Michigan GOP, told The Daily Wire in a statement. “Michigan taxpayers deserve to know the circumstances surrounding the resignation of Mr. Gordon in the middle of a public health crisis. Why is Gov. Whitmer refusing to explain this secret deal?”
While no one but the parties involved knows what really happened and what is contained in the confidentiality agreement, it sure does look suspicious.
Funny how the establishment media is not clamoring for answers and details on this as they would if the governor involved was a Republican.
But if Democrats and their media allies did not have double standards, they would have no standards at all.
The people deserve to know why their governor gave a huge settlement to her former health director. After all what is Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer trying to hide?
Article Source : thefederalistpapers.org