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Fox News by Houston Keene 8/13/2021

Group of Republicans calling for hearing on nursing home deaths in Mich., NJ, NY and Pa.

A group of Republican senators are demanding Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., hold a hearing on the nursing home deaths under blue state governors.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, led the charge calling for a hearing on the nursing home deaths in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania in a letter sent to Durbin on Friday.

Ten of Cruz's fellow Senate Republicans joined him on the letter, writing that congressional oversight "is needed to ensure the protection of seniors’ civil rights."

The senators wrote that congressional oversight also was needed to "seek justice" for the nursing home residents who died from COVID-19 after the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division recently announced it would not be investigating the states that implemented policies requiring nursing homes to take in coronavirus-positive patients.

"This decision not to pursue potential civil rights violations in states with high-profile Democrat governors raises serious concerns that the Biden administration is acting based on politics, not the law," the senators wrote in the letter.