The Michigan GOP issued a statement this week calling on Whitmer "to release all information" about the deal, in which Whitmer agreed to a $155,506 payout after Gordon's abrupt resignation back in January.
Details about why Gordon left the position have not been made public due to a confidentiality agreement, which is why Republicans want Michigan AG Dana Nessel's office to "immediately open up an investigation" into the matter.
Michigan Republicans are also calling on the state legislature to "issue subpoenas and hold hearings to answer a very simple question – Why is Gov. Whitmer buying the silence of a former government employee, the state's top public health official, in the middle of a global pandemic?"
The fact that a confidentiality agreement was made at all "just adds another wrinkle to the problem," says Sen. Jim Runestad, a Republican.
"The administration has not been forthcoming with the data or the information surrounding their Covid policies," he added. "The continued secrecy is troubling, and even more reason to investigate the Whitmer administration's Covid policies."
According to Ted Goodman, communications director for the Michigan Republican Party, the deal between Whitmer and Gordon "doesn't pass the smell test and Michiganders deserve answers."
There are also concerns being raised about Whitmer's refusal to release data about deaths associated with the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) at nursing homes. Critics say Whitmer is withholding crucial data from the public that more than likely incriminates her for lying or fudging the data.
Since the state of Michigan was locked down for months on end to supposedly protect the elderly, many of whom live in nursing homes, Whitmer owes it to the people of Michigan to explain how many seniors died during this time in spite of her restrictions.
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charlie LeDuff says he is "preparing a lawsuit" to force Whitmer to come clean with the data. He believes the truth should come out, as does the Republican Party of Michigan.
"The public has a right to know," LeDuff wrote in an email to Fox News. "Above all, the public has a need to know. We shut down the entire economy, we interrupted our children's lives, all in the name of protecting the most vulnerable."
"We now know this was the institutionalized elderly," LeDuff added. "If we could not protect them, at the very least we deserve an explanation from Madam Governor."
Whether due to gross incompetence, gross negligence, or "gross press conferences designed to cover the facts," as LeDuff puts it, Whitmer's secrecy and resistance against transparency cannot be allowed to stand because she answers to We the People – not the other way around as politicians would prefer things to be.
Whitmer, in case you forgot, hates President Donald Trump and made a veiled threat against him during an interview with MSNBC.
"There should be no such thing as a non-disclosure agreement regarding the expenditure of public money," a Fox News commenter chimed in to say. "Too often our elected officials, including those at the federal level, use taxpayer funds coupled with non-disclosure agreements to pay for silence when they have violated ethical and legal boundaries."
"This system needs to be halted at all levels of government immediately and elected officials held accountable ... Ethics reviews should be conducted by panels of private citizens, not groups of elected or elected appointed officials, just like a grand jury."
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