Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic Chair Matt Hall (R-Marshall) and Vice-Chair Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) today issued the following joint statement on Ed Duggan’s refusal to testify before the joint committee. Duggan is a former employee of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration who recommended a contact tracing firm with strong ties to the Democrat Party. The no-bid contract was cancelled after public outcry about its ties to a partisan vendor. Duggan currently works as the state’s political director for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign:
“Criminal investigations continue involving Governor Whitmer’s Department of Health and Human Services and the Unemployment Insurance Agency. Unfortunately, the governor and her staff believe that because there are investigations, they can avoid answering questions about their controversial actions.
“Today, former Whitmer administration employee Ed Duggan notified our committee that he’s refusing to testify about his participation in a highly suspect political no-bid government contract or questions about him potentially giving preferential treatment to associates seeking unemployment benefits. Citizens expect accountability, so hopefully his current employer, Joe Biden, will require Ed Duggan to testify and provide the people of Michigan answers.”
Rep. Hall, the Chair of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, talks about Monday’s committee hearing with Dr. Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, Michigan’s Chief Medical Executive. Rep. Hall says moving forward, there needs to be balanced policy and a committed partnership to fight the pandemic.
oint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic Chair Matt Hall, of Marshall, today issued the following statement after a concurrent resolution granting power for the joint House-Senate panel to subpoena individuals was approved.
“The recent Supreme Court ruling was clear. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration needs to partner with representatives of the people to develop a smarter plan of action in response to this crisis. Legislators on our committee have heard from people across the state who have had their lives and livelihoods impacted by COVID-19. There have been unintended and concerning consequences stemming from the administration’s policies over the past several months – and those have taken a back seat.
State Rep. Matt Hall and the Michigan House today approved several measures to continue protecting and helping Michigan families during the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall, of Marshall, noted the plan will work to open regional unemployment offices and Secretary of State branches to better serve the public. Michigan residents experienced several months of […]