Gary, Indiana — State Senator Eddie Melton had the following comments in response to allegations of Governor Holcomb’s participation in absolving Amazon of responsibility over an employee’s death.

”The report published yesterday by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting is extremely disturbing. My heart goes out to Phillip Lee Terry’s family as this news reopens past wounds in the process of mourning a loved one. If the allegations in the report are true, I am hard pressed to understand how our governor could cover up a Hoosier’s death in such a manner and subsequently accept a campaign contribution from a company seeking to lay roots in our state.  

“Worker safety is of the upmost importance and should not be compromised by any corporation to improve efficiency or their bottom line. A special investigation is needed to confirm what role the governor and his Administration played throughout this process. We must assure Hoosiers that their elected officials will operate in the best interest of the people and not of corporations. As a state, we can attract jobs in alternative ways such as investing in education, infrastructure and public transit; these methods potentially employed by our governor are not the answer.”

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