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John James: Whitmer's Nursing Home Disaster in Michigan


John James, a Republican candidate for Senate in Michigan, joins "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to talk about a case of elder abuse filmed at a Michigan nursing home.

TUCKER CARLSON: Mr. James, thanks so much for coming on. So, I can't imagine how a clearly unbalanced 20-year-old who tested positive for the coronavirus wound up in a nursing home, how do you think that happened?

JOHN JAMES: It is appalling. It's appalling. And that's what happens when you have folks who've never had that experience with lives in their hands making decisions. Elections are consequential. That's why I believe having somebody like me in representing Michigan, with experience protecting Americans, who is dedicated to protecting the vulnerable, and I can't imagine protecting anyone more vulnerable than seniors during a COVID crisis. The fact that it was a 20-year-old in the nursing facility is unconscionable.

TUCKER CARLSON: Especially since the governor laid out, including buying carpet and paint, congregating with their loved ones going to church. You can basically buy lotto tickets and liquor and get an abortion and that was it. How did she miss this?

JOHN JAMES: Well I have no idea. And apparently it's still under investigation. Transparency is absolutely essential. Especially when you consider that 42% of all COVID deaths are seniors in nursing homes.

And even when you look at places like New York, New Jersey and California, these are areas that have seen the error of their ways and are protecting our seniors. We need to do everything we can to protect our seniors... We have alternate facilities to take care of people who are hurting, but we actually must take care of our seniors and leaving them vulnerable like this is the wrong way to go about it.
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