President-elect Joe Biden is said to have selected former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to lead his Department of Energy, Politico reported. An ally of Hillary Clinton, Granholm previously perpetuated unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about President Trump, including the unproven “pee tape” and Russian collusion, which Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of. She has since deleted tweets pushing those unfounded accusations.
One conservative group, Michigan Rising Action, blasted the former two-term governor for leaving the state with “high unemployment,” and “decreasing wages” after her tenure.
"During Governor Jennifer Granholm's failed tenure, Michigan led the country in high unemployment as 805,000 jobs were lost, wages dramatically decreased, and Michiganders fled our state in record numbers for opportunities elsewhere," said Tori Sachs, executive director of Michigan Rising Action. "It's extremely troubling that Joe Biden would select Granholm to run his Energy Department given her abysmal record."
Everyone in Michigan knows this already, but Jennifer Granholm left the state blown all the way to the bottom.— Michigan Rising Action (@MIRisingAction) December 15, 2020
Michigan led the country in high unemployment as 805,000 jobs were lost, wages dramatically decreased, & Michiganders fled the state in record numbers. pic.twitter.com/Da5vRdGgey
Biden continues to fill his cabinet with controversial nominees. Senate Republicans have indicated that the president-elect’s cabinet selections will receive tough confirmation hearings.