William Barr sent four Democrats this letter that could mean jail time
As Attorney General, William Barr is working to end the Obama-era practices of only targeting Republicans for criminal investigations.
Barr has said that justice should be applied equally, regardless of party.
And now William Barr sent four Democrats this letter that could mean jail time.
On Wednesday, the Department of Justice sent the Democrat Governors of New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania a letter demanding data from them about the decisions to mandate nursing homes take in coronavirus patients.
“Today the Justice Department requested COVID-19 data from the governors of states that issued orders which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan required nursing homes to admit COVID-19 patients to their vulnerable populations, often without adequate testing,” the Department of Justice wrote.
The Justice Department noted that New York and New Jersey had the two highest coronavirus death rates per million residents of any states in the country.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, New York has the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with 32,592 victims, many of them elderly. New York’s death rate by population is the second highest in the country with 1,680 deaths per million people. New Jersey’s death rate by population is 1,733 deaths per million people – the highest in the nation.
In contrast, Texas’s death rate by population is 380 deaths per million people; and Texas has just over 11,000 deaths, though its population is 50 percent larger than New York and has many more recorded cases of COVID-19 – 577,537 cases in Texas versus 430,885 cases in New York. Florida’s COVID-19 death rate is 480 deaths per million, with total deaths of 10,325 and a population slightly larger than New York.
Nursing home deaths accounted for about 45 percent of all coronavirus fatalities despite less than one percent of the population living in nursing homes.
Critics contend these four Democrat Governors assigned a death sentence to nursing home residents with their disastrous order to force coronavirus patients into nursing homes.
Now they may have to answer for their actions.