November 1, 2021
November 1, 2021
Lansing, Mich., November 1, 2021 – Since March of 2020, Gretchen Whitmer and her administration have waged war on all businesses and municipalities who disobeyed or could not keep up with her unconstitutional executive orders. One such municipality, the city of Port Huron, was fined $6,300 by the state last year and has spent thousands of dollars in it’s appeal efforts. In the latest example of shady tactics practiced by state officials under Gretchen Whitmer, a MIOSHA employee “burned” and “destroyed” official documents related to the ongoing workplace safety investigation in Port Huron. The Detroit News reports:
“When asked about notes he took during the investigation and interviews, Hartman said he burned them. The inspector also said he destroyed emails from his supervisor regarding the case.”
In this latest example of government hypocrisy, Matthew Hartman, Whitmer’s MIOSHA official who wrote the fine, cited in his report that the City of Port Huron did not keep proper records. Inadequate record-keeping was one of the contributing factors which led to the city’s citation. U.S. News reports:
“After a July 2020 visit, state inspector Matthew Hartman said Port Huron didn’t require masks, failed to keep proper records and didn’t follow health screening rules. The city denied the allegations and fought the case.”
It is unclear just what Hartman was hiding and who he exchanged information with regarding the case, and by destroying the evidence, it is unlikely we will ever know. Now, after spending more than $15,000 taxpayer dollars on appeals, the City of Port Huron was found to be in the right. The city, and taxpayers, deserves answers.
“State employees who destroy records need to be held accountable, as does Gretchen Whitmer who has allowed such behavior,” said Eric Ventimiglia, Executive Director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “Gretchen Whitmer promised to deliver greater transparency to our state government. Like the state’s evidence in the Port Huron case, that promise has gone up in flames.”