When Republican Peter Lucido left the Michigan Senate on a disgraced note, some thought he might actually fade a bit from the headlines as he focused on his newly-won role as Macomb County Prosecutor, but no such luck. For those who don’t remember, Lucido during his last year in office lost a committee chairmanship and was ordered to undergo what we would assume is sensitivity training after sexual harassment complaints were filed by three women, including Birmingham’s state Senator Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak). His tenure in the state Senate was best characterized as an ongoing battle with Governor Gretchen Whitmer (name the issue). His place on the GOP spectrum– a loyal Trumpster. So we guess it comes as no surprise when he issued his March challenge calling for an investigation into COVID-19 fatalities in nursing homes and long-care facilities under Whitmer’s watch. It’s the latest Republican party line to undermine the incumbent governor’s standing with state citizens by somehow equating her performance early in the pandemic with the documented scandal involving New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose administration reportedly understated nursing home deaths last year to help burnish his image. One Lansing insider suggested Lucido’s harping on the issue, combined with Senate Majority Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) and his lackey crew’s battle plan, will provide some “real fireworks” in the coming months.