Michigan has long been the flashpoint of the American debate over what is and isn’t appropriate in terms of coronavirus precautions, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been the focus of much of the state’s ire.
Whitmer’s “draconian” lockdown ordinances have been drawing flak from around the nation, particularly after the Governor ordered retail businesses to restrict access to “non-essential” items by cordoning off certain sections of their stores. Twitter was soon ablaze with photos of items such as children’s car seats and vegetable gardening supplies being placed behind yellow caution tape, which only further fanned the flames of the controversy.
The entire debacle has been unfolding while Whitmer is rumored to be on Joe Biden’s short list of possible running mates as well.
Now, to add another layer of intrigue to the mess, Governor Whitmer’s husband is coming under fire for his seemingly arrogant request.
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The Detroit News reported Monday that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) husband exploited her position to urge a dock company to put his boat in the water before Memorial Day weekend, despite strict coronavirus guidelines.
The paper reported:
The owner of a Northern Michigan dock company says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s husband wanted his boat placed in the water before the Memorial Day weekend as Whitmer urged residents not to rush to the region.
No longer visible to the public, Facebook posts from NorthShore Dock LLC and its owner, Tad Dowker, focused on what Dowker said was a request last week by Whitmer’s husband, Marc Mallory. The posts have drawn the attention of Republican state lawmakers, who said the Democratic governor’s family may not be following her guidance for the rest of the state.
Whitmer’s spokeswoman, Tiffany Brown, didn’t confirm or deny Monday the assertions by the marina company or its owner. Brown said the administration wouldn’t address “every rumor that is spread online.”
As President Trump continues to blister the left side of the aisle as the “do nothing” Democrats, it appears as though the Whitmer family prefers to play the role of “do as I say, not as I do” Democrats.
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