LANSING — Former Michigan health director Robert Gordon will testify next week before a legislative committee about his abrupt departure from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration. The panel voted to subpoena him Thursday.
Gordon ordered COVID-19 pandemic restrictions for more than three months after the Democratic governor lost powers in a court ruling. He resigned in January as director of the state Department of Health and Human Services and received $155,000 in a separation agreement signed by the chief lawyer in Whitmer’s office.
The reason for Gordon’s apparent forced exit is unclear. Whitmer has largely been mum. Gordon has said officials