Gretchen Whitmer, the “presumed frontrunner” for the Democrat gubernatorial nomination in Michigan, is facing criticism for “her decision to not file sexual assault charges against Dr. Larry Nassar while she was Ingham County’s interim prosecutor.” Nassar, a former Michigan State University doctor, was recently sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography crimes.
Political commentator Jack Lessenberry, who has spoken favorably of the Democrat frontrunner, claimed on Michigan Radio that “this isn’t good for Whitmer,” asserting that she “ought to have moved to charge Nassar, with considerable fanfare and a loud public commitment to keep our children safe.” Lessenberry went even further by criticizing her reluctance to take a stand on numerous issues, alluding to how “some are left wondering if this is a symptom of a much bigger problem for Whitmer.”
With Whitmer’s questionable record facing increasing scrutiny as she struggles to unify her party, her controversial decision shows that she can’t be trusted to lead Michigan as governor.
Deadline Detroit: "Doesn't Look Like Leadership:" Lessenberry Sees Problems For Whitmer In 2018
Political commentator Jack Lessenberry lets us see him squirm as he wrestles with shortcomings of a candidate "whose values I essentially share."
The candidate is Gretchen Whitmer, a former state senator who's "the likely Democratic nominee" for governor next year, as Lessenberry says at Michigan Radio.
His fresh squirming about her suitability involves what he describes as her decision not to file sexual assault charges against Larry Nassar, the serial abuser of female gymnasts at MSU, while she was the local county's interim prosecutor, though that concern is highly questionable considering the circumstances.
"This isn’t good for Whitmer," Lessenberry says in his broadcast commentary.