Joe Biden’s top choice for Vice President just saw her career implode because of a giant scandal
Joe Biden promised to pick a female running mate.
One name shot up to the top of the list.
But now Joe Biden’s top choice for Vice President just saw her career implode because of a giant scandal.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer sits at the top of any prospective lists of possible running mates.
With her status as a swing state Governor, Democrats thought Whitmer’s presence on the ticket could deliver Michigan’s crucial ten Electoral College votes into the Democrat column.
But her disastrous performance managing Michigan’s coronavirus outbreak damaged her prospects.
The final nail in the coffin for Whitmer’s Vice Presidential chances could be the “500 year flood” caused by the failures of the Edenville and Sanford dams which caused thousands of residents of Midland to lose their homes.
WDIC Channel 4 in Detroit found that federal regulators flagged one of the dams for repeated safety violations and revoked a license for hydro-power from one.
“In 2018, federal officials revoked the hydro power generating license for the dam and gave the regulatory authority to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy,” WDIV4’s Karen Drew reported.
Governor Whitmer claimed her administration was considering all options to hold the companies that run the dams accountable.
“Regarding the dams, the state of Michigan is reviewing every potential legal recourse that we have, because this incredible damage requires that we hold people responsible, and we are pursuing and are going to pursue every line of legal recourse that we can,” Whitmer said.
But Drew also reported that since taking office in 2019, Whitmer ignored these problems and may have been able to prevent this disaster had she taken action.
“Local 4 Defender Karen Drew obtained a 2018 inspection document from EGLE, which states the dam’s two concrete spillway showed signs of moderate deterioration but appeared to be stable and functioning normally . . .
“. . . The problems and citations went on and on, but no major action was taken.”