During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told her constituents that if they want to go back to church, they must vote for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
Host Chuck Todd asked Whitmer how she was “going to account for lockdown fatigue in your efforts this time to convince your constituents to abide by the rules.” After trashing President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as “the worst in the globe,” Whitmer suggested that the best way to “account for lockdown fatigue” was to support Biden.
“If you’re tired of lockdowns or you’re tired of wearing masks or you wish you were in church this morning or watching college football, or your kids were [in] in-person instruction, it is time for change in this country, and that’s why we’ve got to elect Joe Biden,” she said.
Whitmer: The “Trump virus response is the worst … in the world.” pic.twitter.com/1QPFNYEBoZ
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) October 18, 2020
Whitmer has received intense criticism for the ongoing lockdowns she’s imposed in response to the novel coronavirus. Her lockdown order, which led to protests outside the state capital in Lansing, has banned residents from traveling to in-state vacation homes, boating, and prohibited selling items such as paint, furniture, carpets, and flooring and plants.
According to a social media post by the owner of NorthShore Dock, Whitmer’s husband called the company and asked if he could put his boat in the water before Memorial Day weekend. When he was told that he could not, he asked if the fact that he was the governor’s husband “would make a difference.” His call to the dock company came before he was set to travel to their home in Elk Rapids despite the fact that Whitmer had urged residents of her state to “think long and hard” about visiting the area.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ryan Foley