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    Biden nominates Ex-Michigan health head Robert Gordon for national gig


    One of Michigan’s former leaders in the fight against COVID-19 who left his job in a controversial manner is up for a new federal post following a nomination by President Joe Biden. 

    Robert Gordon is in line to become assistant secretary for financial resources within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a Wednesday news release. 

    Gordon did not respond to a voicemail Wednesday evening. 

    The nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. 

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    Gordon was Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s first director of Michigan’s  Department of Health and Human Services, issuing some of the main pandemic health and safety orders last fall. He repeatedly defended the efficacy and necessity of those  mandates, drawing the ire of Republicans and other critics. 

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