Steven Crowder, 1000-plus protesters demand more nursing home death data at Michigan Capitol

Steven Crowder, 1000-plus protesters demand more nursing home death data at Michigan Capitol

LANSING, MI – Conservative commentator Steven Crowder gathered a crowd at the Michigan State Capitol steps Friday to demand more nursing home death data from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Crowder, a Fox News contributor and host of “Louder with Crowder” on YouTube, spoke to more than 1,000 protesters for about 20 minutes at noon Oct. 2, claiming the Whitmer administration is understating the number of nursing home deaths due to COVID-19. The crowd was a mix of members of the Young Americans for Freedom – a conservative advocacy group – as well as MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters, gun rights activists and a handful of Proud Boys. Some members of the crowd also gathered in front of the governor’s residence Friday morning. As Crowder, a Michigan native, argued that Whitmer isn’t releasing the full number of nursing home deaths, the crowd booed her and chanted to “Release the Death Toll.” “Michigan’s tracking, and its the only state (in the Midwest) to do this, doesn’t include assisted-living facilities, adult foster care facilities or homes for the aged,” he said. “So let me be clear, all of these other states, their total (nursing home) deaths are 34% (of the state’s total) when you include assisted-living facilities, adult foster care facilities or homes for the aged. In Michigan, it’s 34% coming from about 440 nursing homes…there are about 4,400 actively-licensed homes (including the other categories)." Crowder is echoing an argument made by State Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton during a Sep. 16 hearing of the […]

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