You have to love the irony when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s husband is refused getting his boat put in the water for a Memorial Day outing because a small business owner, who was forced to close down during the Pandemic, was booked solid and refused to move “Whitler’s” husband to the front of the line.
FoxNews.com reports that
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer faced backlash from Republican lawmakers after a reported request from her husband to get the family’s boat out on the water before Memorial Day weekend — far from their home in Lansing.
Whitmer, a Democrat, famously has imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in the country, sparking frequent protests. What’s more, she’s told people not living in Northern Michigan to stay away from vacation spots there during the holiday weekend.
In Facebook posts no longer visible to the public, 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 caught the attention of Republican state lawmakers, who said the governor’s family may not have wanted to follow the guidance she’s issued for the rest of the state.
“This morning, I was out working when the office called me, there was a gentleman on hold who wanted his boat in the water before the weekend,” Dowker posted. “Being Memorial weekend and the fact that we started working three weeks late means there is no chance this is going to happen.”
He continued, “Our office personnel had explained this to the man and he replied, ‘I am the husband to the governor, will this make a difference?'” The docking company later noted that Mallory respectfully accepted that the accommodation would not be possible.
Whitmer spokeswoman Tiffany Brown refused to comment on the matter, saying the administration wouldn’t address “every rumor that is spread online,” The Detroit News reported.
Last Monday, Whitmer announced restrictions would be lifted in some regions of Northern Michigan, but urged those who didn’t live in the region to stay away. “If you don’t live in these regions… think long and hard before you take a trip into them,” she said. “A small spike could put the hospital system in dire straits pretty quickly. That’s precisely why we’re asking everyone to continue doing their part. Don’t descend on [waterfront] Traverse City from all regions of the state.”
The vacation property Whitmer and her husband have owned is about 25 minutes from Traverse City, according to The Detroit News, but the family permanently resides in Lansing, over 150 miles away.
State Sen. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte, said Whitmer had urged Michigan residents not to “descend” on the city. “Yet, what did her family try and do?” Barrett said.
“In the Army, we have a tradition that the leaders get in line for chow last behind everyone else in the unit,” he continued. “Here is the leader of our state. … Her family is trying to cut people in line.”
After rising to fame over her stringent coronavirus policy, Whitmer confirmed last week she had been in talks with the Biden campaign about a potential vice presidential candidate pick.
The governor attracted the attention of President Trump when she criticized the federal government’s response to the pandemic.
“I love Michigan, one of the reasons we are doing such a GREAT job for them during this horrible Pandemic. Yet your Governor, Gretchen ‘Half’ Whitmer is way in over her head, she doesn’t have a clue. Likes blaming everyone for her own ineptitude!” he tweeted after her comments.
Gov. Gretchen “Whitler” Whitmer is definitely the “Pin-Up Girl” for Liberal Democrat out-of-control authoritarianism and hypocrisy.
I was going to call this situation “unbelievable” but, actually it’s not.
Modern American Liberals have been both the biggest fascists and the most hypocritical political authorities since the days of Former President jimmy Carter.
Gov. “Whitler”, however, has given new meaning to the phrase “power-mad Liberal politician”.
Last Friday, she extended her state’s lockdown until June 12th.
In recent days, she has “loosened” a stay-at-home order, in place since March, to allow for social gatherings of 10 people or less while allowing retail businesses to reopen for appointment-only shopping.
While many states have begun to reopen their economies, with some easing their lockdown orders or lifting entirely, Gov. Whitmer extended her lockdown in order to build her political gravitas in an attempt to become Joe Biden’s Presidential Running Mate.
In a tweet, Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox criticized the timing of the extension.
“Not only is Gretchen Whitmer going around the state Legislature with her stay-at-home orders, but now she is sneaking around the people of Michigan by announcing an extension to her stay at home order after regular business hours on a holiday weekend,” Cox tweeted. “The only thing she is trying to keep safe is her political career.”
Unfortunately, Gov. Whitmer is merely one in a line-up of several Democratic Governors who are doing everything they can to keeping the reopening of America from progressing…not because of their concern for the American citizens who they are governing but because the Democratic Elite on Capitol Hill are pulling their strings and dangling the carrot of a lucrative political future in front of them.
At this point in the life of our Sovereign Nation, these lockdowns are strictly being used as a political tool by which to somehow keep President Trump from being reelected.
If Gov. Whitmer’s husband was not afraid to go boating this weekend, why should ay other American living in Michigan, or any other Blue State still be denied their freedom?
Until He Comes,