Appearing on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt said Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer could be “in big trouble” for attempting to give a no-bid contract to a Democratic political operation.
Michigan Governor Whitmer has rescinded the contract to a Democrat consultant who had wished Coronavirus on President Trump after outrage from conservatives.
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has blasted Whitmer tweeting “Kolehouse recently posted on social media that he hopes President Trump gets coronavirus. This is who @GovWhitmer is giving state contracts to?”
Kolehouse recently posted on social media that he hopes President Trump gets coronavirus.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 21, 2020
Per DailyCaller, Whitmer’s administration admitted earlier this week that “normal protocols were bypassed when a no-bid contract for coronavirus contact tracing was awarded by the state to Great Lakes Community Engagement, which is operated by a well-known Democratic consultant Michael Kolehouse,” Fox News reported.
“Great Lakes Community Engagement isn’t a neutral company fluent in health statistics, it’s a political operation founded by a Democratic political consultant” that intended to use technology from a firm that provides tech “for almost every Democratic campaign in a America,” said Fox News host Tucker Carlson before introducing Laxalt. “Imagine, gathering information from the people of Michigan under the pretext of public health and sending it to a Democratic campaign outfit. That’s what Gretchen Whitmer tried to do with tax dollars.”
“I think she could be in big trouble,” Laxalt told Carlson. “Let’s see what happened here, so this contract gets awarded to this Democratic group, and politics and your official office are never supposed to overlap.”
After noting that Michigan is “one of the only states in America where the governor and the legislature are exempted from Freedom of Information Act requests,” Laxalt said Whitmer’s adminstration “already rejected” his organization’s request. He nevertheless promised to “FOIA every state entity that should have touched a state contract.”
“And that’s where we could find the real trouble,” he said. “Did they go through the hurdles they should have to pass the state contact?”