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Nolan Out Loud: Nessel engages in political vendetta


Nolan Finley   | The Detroit News

It's hard to view the charges Attorney General Dan Nessel intends to bring against former Gov. Rick Snyder and members of his administration as anything other than a political vendetta.

The hyper partisan attorney general will try to make the case that Snyder and his staff were criminally negligent in their handling of the Flint water crisis.

Mistakes were made for sure, but not with the willful intent to do harm.

These politically motivated prosecutions will serve to discourage public service. 

And it could come back to bite Nessel in the butt. If someone in the U.P. freezes to death due to a shortage of heating fuel caused by her efforts to shut down the Line 5 pipeline, under her own standard Nessel should be charged with manslaughter. 

Mitch's revenge

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has as much reason as anyone to resent President Donald Trump. Had it not been for the president's delusional attempts to hang onto the presidency, the GOP would likely have won in Georgia and the Kentucky senator would have held onto his majority post. Now, reports say McConnell is cheering on the effort to impeach trump.

The purge continues

No Republican who supported Trump and his effort to overturn the election results will be allowed to participate in public life, if the left has its way. Harvard has removed  Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) from its Senior Advisory Committee because she challenged the certification of the Electoral College balloting. 

ETC.

Speaking of the purge, Democrats are demanding that three Michigan Republican representatives -- Lisa McClain, Tim Walberg and Jack Bergman, resign for backing Trump's election challenge. I suspect their voters have a different view. 

Vice President Mike Pence has officially and rightfully ruled out invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump for office. Constitutionally, it just doesn't apply. \

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