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Michigan Governor Vetoes GOP COVID-19 Legislation

One of Trump’s biggest enemies among Democrat governors is at it again.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a GOP bill on Friday that could put the health of nursing home residents in serious jeopardy.

The new piece of legislation would have forced care for elderly COVID-19 patients residing in nursing homes to be cared for outside of these homes until fully recovered.

Like New York, a significant number of deaths in Michigan are occurring in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

The Detroit News reported, “The Bill was a direct challenge to the Whitmer administration’s current handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has focused on caring for those with the virus in isolated spaces of existing homes.

“About 33% of the state’s deaths linked to the virus have been nursing home residents or employees, according to state data.”

State Senator Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) ripped Whitmer’s decision.

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He stated, “I am very disappointed and saddened that the governor vetoed this extremely important and commonsense legislation.

“Politics should not prevail over the health and safety of our seniors and health care workers, and I urge my colleagues in the Senate and House to consider passing a veto override.

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“We owe this to our citizens, especially the seniors and vulnerable members of our communities who cannot speak for themselves.”

You can read the full report on the Detroit News.

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