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House committee subpoenas former Whitmer health chief


The state House Oversight Committee approved a subpoena today that calls on former state health department director Robert Gordon to testify.

   Republicans have questions on the use of confidentiality agreements when Governor Gretchen Whitmer and top administration officials parted ways. Also whether Gordon differed with Whitmer’s decisions on the state’s COVID-19 response.

   Representative Steve Johnson is the committee chair.

“And now we are to the point where I would like to move forward with issuing a subpoena.”


The vote was party-line – six Republicans voted “yes,” three Democrats “no.”


“He will, of course, honor the subpoena and testify.”

Attorney Kenneth Baer is Gordon’s lawyer.

   The committee is scheduled to hear Gordon’s testimony next Thursday.

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