Detroit-area Democrats are abandoning Gov. Whitmer’s dangerous COVID-19 nursing home plan, but Gary Peters is so afraid of taking a position that he hasn’t even put out a press release about it
LANSING, Mich., June 26, 2020 — Frightening statistics about the COVID-19 nursing home death rate in Michigan are driving more Democrats to abandon support of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order requiring the facilities to accept COVID-positive patients, yet U.S. Senator Gary Peters remains afraid to take a position on the life-or-death issue.
Detroit’s WDIV-TV reported that Michigan lawmakers passed SB 956, which overrules Whitmer’s flawed orders sending COVID-19 patients into nursing homes.
These facilities are where approximately 34% of all Michigan COVID deaths have occurred, including the deaths of at least 1,947 patients and 20 workers.
Two Detroit-area Democrats, Sen. Dayna Polehanki and Sen. Paul Wojno, abandoned Whitmer’s orders by voting to pass the bill. (Roll Call #229) They join another Democrat, Rep. Leslie Love, who previously said Whitmer’s requirement that nursing homes accept COVID-positive patients is “the most idiotic thing we could come up with.”
Peters, however, is nowhere to be found.
“Gary Peters is a 30-year politician who loves to arrive at the scene of a problem after it already occurred, but he is so afraid of this one that he hasn’t said a thing,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. “Michigan families and seniors are looking for leaders, not someone who perpetually sends out press releases filled with proposals and promises after the fact.”
“Take a stand, Gary. Do you support Gov. Whitmer’s plan or the bi-partisan group of legislators opposing her dangerous orders?”