Duggan And Hackel Spar Over Vaccine Distribution Fairness

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DETROIT, February 4, 2021 ~ Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel recently questioned the fairness of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, asking why Detroit got twice as many as Macomb County, despite Detroit having a smaller population.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan shot back on Tuesday, saying Hackel supported the “Unlock Michigan” petition, aimed at reducing Governor Whitmer‘s emergency powers.

Hackel believes the Mayor’s comments made the county executive look as if he was criticizing the Governor, when in reality he was simply curious for the sake of his constituents.

Hackel said that he called Duggan after the Mayor’s briefing to ask about the retort, stating that he never signed a petition supporting the movement to repeal the 1945 Emergency Powers of The Governor Act.  Hackel said that the two ended the conversation on good terms.

I am questioning, I am not being critical,” said Hackel. “I’m asking a lot of questions. … In reality, that is my job.”

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February 4, 2021
~ Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel talks with Frank about the comments made by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, questioning his seriousness in tackling the COVID-19 crisis. Mayor Duggan made the comments when talking about the availability of vaccine.