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Cox Statement on Whitmer/Cuomo Letter

LANSING, Mich., September 24, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the letter sent by Governor Whitmer and Governor Cuomo requesting a Congressional investigation into the Trump Administration’s response to COVID-19.


“Throughout this crisis, Governor Whitmer has been the poster child for what a COVID cover-up looks like. She has refused every invitation by the State Oversight Committee to address her administration’s failures. From nursing homes, to the collapse of the state unemployment system, to awarding her partisan cronies a no-bid contract for contact tracing, Whitmer’s administration has left Michiganders in the dark. She has refused to release documents to the public and the press, and broken her promise to the people of Michigan to extend the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to her office. Her request for a Congressional investigation is yet another partisan stunt and a further example of Gretchen Whitmer’s hypocrisy.