Even Gov. Whitmer Admits: Nursing Home Policies Not an Accomplishment Even Gov. Whitmer Admits: Nursing Home Policies Not an Accomplishment - Michigan Rising Action

Even Gov. Whitmer Admits: Nursing Home Policies Not an Accomplishment

Even Gov. Whitmer Admits: Nursing Home Policies Not an Accomplishment

August 11, 2022

Lansing, Mich., August 11, 2022 –  Recently published fact sheets from Governor Whitmer attempt to tout various ‘accomplishments’ during her time as governor. Those fact sheets fail to include information on her nursing home COVID policies that received national scrutiny and which she has previously defended

In fact sheets focused on older Michiganders and fighting COVID-19, there is no mention of Whitmer’s dangerous nursing home policies. 

The likely explanation for Whitmer not listing her nursing home policies among her accomplishments in office is the January 2022 report from Michigan’s Auditor General, which estimated that 40% of deaths in nursing home facilities were not reported by the state

“Governor Whitmer reveled in the spotlight during her audition to be selected as Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential nominee,” said Eric Ventimiglia, Executive Director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “The political upside Whitmer once received from her nursing home policies is now a liability and she is hoping Michiganders will forget how nursing home residents were treated.”

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