AG Nessel Responds to House Subcommittee’s Request to Investigate COVID-19 Nursing Home Order

The state of Michigan’s response to the coronavirus has been carefully criticized, especially its decisions regarding nursing homes.

The U.S. House of Representatives’ select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis sent Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel a letter last week asking to investigate Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s nursing home order.

Monday, Nessel gave a response targeting the politics of the request.

She said, “I have recently learned that you have sent similar requests only to the attorneys general in New York, New Jersey, California, and Pennsylvania…While I appreciate and share your concern for the impact of COVID-19 on the health and safety of our elderly population, I am curious as to why similar requests have not been sent to states with Republican governors.”

She went on to suggest the subcommittee review the federal government’s response to COVID-19.

To read Nessel’s full response, click here.

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