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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoes bill
directing COVID-19 patients
away from nursing homes

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Posted By: Daria, 7/31/2020 8:22:18 PM

Lansing — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed Friday a bill from the GOP-controlled Legislature that would have shifted elderly people with COVID-19 away from nursing homes and into entirely separate facilities. The bill was a direct challenge to the Whitmer administration's current handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has focused on caring for those with the virus in isolated spaces of existing homes. In a letter explaining her veto, the Democratic governor said the bill, sponsored by Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, was based on "the false premise that isolation units created within existing facilities are somehow insufficient to protect seniors."


Pretty darn cold. The bill had bipartisan support and they are a few votes short of the 2/3s needed to override her veto.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamboozle 7/31/2020 8:24:57 PM (No. 496180)
Evil, nasty woman, but then she's a democrat so it's all ok.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: NHChemist 7/31/2020 8:30:44 PM (No. 496183)
Further proof that Progressive Demonrats do not believe in science. How may times must they be shown that nursing homes are breeding grounds for the Wuhan virus. The stupid signs posted around our neighborhoods stating that "Science is Real" give lie to Progressive understanding of reality.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/31/2020 8:48:36 PM (No. 496197)
After 60% of the deaths in the nation occurring in New York, New Jersey, Michigan and Penn NURSING HOMES why is there not a mob of protestors locking her stupid azz up ?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: your other brother 7/31/2020 8:50:45 PM (No. 496199)
The fatality rate from the Kungflu in Michigan is 7.1% or more than twice the national rate of 3.4. In fact It is just a shade under New York's 7.4%. NJ the other Democrar run state where the governor insisted on putting covid patients back in nursing homes has the nation's worst fatality rate at 8.5%. All three of these governors belongs in jail for crimes against humanity. It is beyond stupidity or even indifference at this point because everyone knows it is a muderous policy.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JL80863 7/31/2020 9:07:21 PM (No. 496210)
Hubby finally got his boat in the water so all is good.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jerseyden 7/31/2020 9:08:53 PM (No. 496211)
She must think she still has a shot as Biden’s vp pick. Sad thing I’d the dems in mich will still vote for her next election. They deserve what they vote for.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: janjan 7/31/2020 9:36:08 PM (No. 496225)
Whitmer is at war with the State Legislature. The best interests of Michigan residents is not even a remote consideration. If she signs this bill she is admitting guilt. That is not going to happen. She will happily sacrifice the lives of our vulnerable elderly to score political points. She is a cold, worthless POS.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Annie Xango 7/31/2020 9:56:43 PM (No. 496234)
The Gov..also known, as Nurse Rached's little sister is at it again..
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/31/2020 10:20:56 PM (No. 496252)
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Reply 10 - Posted by: scottj 7/31/2020 10:21:41 PM (No. 496253)
She is deliberately killing nursing home patients. Why is she not being arrested for murder?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: nina584 7/31/2020 10:34:06 PM (No. 496264)
She should be investigated and indicted for manslaughter.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 7/31/2020 10:40:14 PM (No. 496270)
The Bitch of Buchenwald, 2020.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/31/2020 10:48:57 PM (No. 496274)
These Democrats are like cartoon cavemen: "orange man, bad! No! Nonononono!! Orange man always wrong! Always bad!!" It's sad, frankly.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Historybuff 7/31/2020 11:04:57 PM (No. 496280)
Just thinning out the Medicaid rolls
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bamboozle 8/1/2020 12:08:02 AM (No. 496289)
I might add that she is a true snollygoster.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: lazlototh 8/1/2020 12:56:22 AM (No. 496308)
Must have gotten the news she won't be the VP pick and went full witch.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Trigger2 8/1/2020 12:59:27 AM (No. 496309)
The legislature should override her veto. She just wants to exceed comrade Cuomo's number of 6,400.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ladycatnip 8/1/2020 2:08:22 AM (No. 496325)
They empty prisons of felons, murderers to protect them from Covid, but not the elderly. This should be prosecuted.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: BruceInWorcester 8/1/2020 6:11:42 AM (No. 496365)
Perhaps Frau Whitmer should take a tour of the long term care facility where my wife works. The state first said they couldn’t transfer out or deny admission based on Covid, rationed testing only to symptomatic cases, and encourage hospitals to ship out Covid cases to nursing homes. They wanted hospitals empty for the surge that didn’t come. About thirty patients left in hearses, half the staff got sick. Patients couldn’t be treated, because the therapists were too busy doing CNA jobs like feeding, bathing, and toileting patients. The stadium never was used as a hospital. Now it’s three wards, green=tested clean/recovered, yellow=new patients/suspected cases (14 days symptom free and a negative test to get out), and red=known cases. Staff gets tested once a week, patients get tested if they even have a fever. There’s a different facility where hospitals can send known cases for long term care. Guess what? No one has died of Covid there for a month, and only one staff member is sick. But it took the state a few months to figure this out.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/1/2020 7:05:06 AM (No. 496381)
The democrats appear to have an endless supply of Nurse Ratcheds.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rabbiter 8/1/2020 8:51:54 AM (No. 496501)
"Never let a crisis go to waste"..isn't that what the dems live by? Whitless, it appears, has a death grip on this. Holding on to power, no matter the costs (to anyone else) is her single mission in life. Not govern, but to rule.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Are You Serious 8/1/2020 8:54:29 AM (No. 496504)
Remember this, people of Michigan: if you have a loved one in a nursing, this filthy dung sack wants to KILL that person.....treat her accordingly.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Sunhan65 8/1/2020 9:00:26 AM (No. 496514)
The Left has shown that they are willing to kill you if it hurts President Trump in the process. "In reality they're not after me. They're after you. I'm just in the way." - President Donald J. Trump
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Reply 24 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 8/1/2020 9:33:33 AM (No. 496548)
Das Fuhrer Gretchen Himmler Whitmer doing her best to kill Americans.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: ROLFNader 8/1/2020 2:46:49 PM (No. 496870)
When she comes on TV I turn the volume down immediately for two reasons- I can't stand the B witch and I like to listen the the horses neigh and whinny in the distance.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DVC 8/1/2020 7:01:35 PM (No. 497054)
She is pure evil. She WANTS to kill old people. Veto override? They say a few votes short, but maybe this evil will not be supported by that many after they think it over.
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