Dirty Democrat Governor and VP wannabe, Gretchen Whitmer, has done a fabulous job of keeping her name in the news. Last week she mocked an estimated 15,000 Michigan residents for driving to Lansing, MI to protest her draconian lockdown measures which include threatening the arrest of Michigan residents for traveling to their vacation homes during her lockdown orders. Two days ago, Whitmer sent a letter to all front-line health care workers, accusing them of allowing racism to creep into their decisions when caring for minority patients in Michigan.
For Michigan residents, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic that’s hit Michiganders especially hard, has taken a backseat to the political motivations of the highly partisan Democrat governor.
This morning, after the Democratic Governor of Michigan, was forced to rescind an award for a massive coronavirus public health project after she was caught giving a no-bid contract to a Democratic political firm owned by Michael Kolehouse, a Democratic Party activist who recently tweeted that he wished President Trump would become infected with the coronavirus.
The Daily Mail reports – Whitmer’s decision to hire a Democratic political firm to run a public health project drew an immediate backlash after it was announced on Monday.
The issues over the coronavirus contract began on Monday evening after Republicans questioned why Democratic political campaigners had been hired to run a public health project.
The contract was worth $200,000 over an eight-week period, but Whitmer’s administration has now admitted that it circumvented the process by which state contracts are normally awarded.
Republicans then weighed in and accused the governor of surreptitiously obtaining data that might be useful for her political campaign under the guise of a healthcare project.
Whitmer’s office has acknowledged that usual protocols for selecting vendors were bypassed when the no-bid contract for coronavirus contact tracing was awarded to Kolehouse’s firm.
Michigan’s State Emergency Operations Center then stated that the firm, Great Lakes Community Engagement, had not been approved for the contract and that another organization would be selected instead.
The firm, Great Lakes Community Engagement, is run by Mike Kolehouse, a Democratic political consultant who had made unsavory comments about President Trump in recent weeks.
Kolehouse wrote in a tweet regarding Trump in March: ‘I hope he gets coronavirus ASAP. Can someone do the country a favor and cough on that man?’
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniels shared a screenshot of the tweet by Kolehouse wishing the deadly virus on Trump:
Kolehouse recently posted on social media that he hopes President Trump gets coronavirus.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 21, 2020
The consultancy firm had planned to use software that is also used by a Democratic data firm that is also working to help get the governor reelected.
Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon revealed that Michigan’s Democrat governor and wannabe VP, Gretchen Whitmer, handed control of the state’s new contact-tracing operation to one of her own campaign vendors and one of the left’s biggest technology firms. The move has sparked concern that she is using the coronavirus to strengthen the Democratic Party’s data operation, potentially at the expense of public health.
The Whitmer administration announced Monday that it had awarded a contract for contact tracing in the state to Every Action VAN, an arm of the Democratic data behemoth NGP VAN. The liberal firm works with all of the major Democratic campaign committees and hundreds of labor unions across the country, according to its website, and will “help organize remote phone banking and track information and contacts” for Michigan, a state press release said.
The group is run by Stuart Trevelyan, a longtime Democratic campaign operative who worked in the Clinton White House and is currently assisting presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign with voter outreach and fundraising, according to Federal Election Commission reports. Whitmer’s own gubernatorial campaign paid NGP VAN nearly $5,000 in 2019, according to state campaign finance records. Every Action is a branch of the firm that works with nonprofit organizations.
Every Action’s other clients include the radical anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace, Planned Parenthood, and the left-wing National Women’s Law Center. Whitmer’s office did not respond to a request for comment, and the state has not disclosed the dollar amount of the contract awarded to the firm.
Partnering with Every Action, Michigan hopes to collect information from thousands of individuals across the state to better understand the spread of the coronavirus. Trained volunteers are placing phone calls to those who have been in contact with coronavirus-infected individuals, inquiring about their health and advising them on appropriate precautions.