Lansing, Mich. (WLNS) – Michigan U.S. Senate Debbie Stabenow says she wishes the state attorney general had moved earlier to investigate the Dr Larry Nasser case.
Michigan’s senior U.S. Senator was in town to address a farm group but afterwards she weighed in on the conduct of state attorney general Bill Schuette, who is about to launch an investigation into the
role Michigan State University played in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case.
She contends Dr. Nassar’s crimes occurred in a variety of counties and therefore Mr. Schuette, with statewide authority, should have acted sooner.
“Why, given the fact that there was a multi-county investigation in the beginning, that the victims were from multiple counties, I wish frankly ha had stepped in sooner.”
Mr. Schuette has said that he did not look into the MSU situation earlier because he was focusing on the Nassar allegations and once those guilty pleas were nailed down, it was now time to look at what MSU knew and when it knew it.
On the question surrounding the future of MSU president Dr. Lou Anna Simon, the senator did not call for her to resign.
“From my perspective I think that it’s very important that the board be very serious and tough that the investigation go on and I will wait for that to happen. This is a very serious situation.”
Even though the attorney general’s office has said Mr. Schuette “may” launch an investigation, 6 News has reported that that decision has been privately made but not shared with the public yet.