House Energy, Communications and Technology Committee chairwoman Helena Scott (D) left her cold constituents behind as she jetted to Las Vegas for the weekend.
Scott posted photos early Saturday on Facebook of the view apparently from her hotel window of the Vegas strip:
Many of Scott’s constituents in northwest Detroit and Highland Park still lack power after this week’s ice storm. DTE contends they should have heat and lights by Sunday. It’s not clear if Scott will still be shooting dice and eating buffets that day, or will have returned to her district by then.
Scott is the second Democrat to appear indifferent to her constituents’ plight.
On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) allegedly attended a musical at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit while some 700,000 lacked power:
“Met the Governor, I can now say I have the key to the city,” Instagram user yofavv.n404 posted Friday afternoon from neighboring Dearborn. The post showed Whitmer — decked out in a turquoise leather jacket — posing with two women at the musical featuring 1990s tunes by Canadian rocker Alanis Morissette.
Whitmer attendance coincided with hundreds of Michiganders sitting in the dark and cold after an ice storm “cut power to about 700,000 homes and businesses, closed schools and offices, suspended the QLINE, delayed air travel, caused car crashes and killed a firefighter in Paw Paw, who was electrocuted,” the Detroit Free Press reported.
Consumers Energy also hopes to have power restored “by Sunday.”