As Other States Ease Lockdowns, Here’s What MI’s Whitmer Is Doing…Seriously?

(Liberty Bell) – Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D), who has been the subject of a lively protest in her state due to her far-reaching coronavirus lockdown, has extended the measures for a fifth time, this time until June 12.

If she’s trying to demonstrate that she’s not the sort of governor her opponents claim she is, she’s not doing herself any favors at this point.

Whitmer’s move also comes as many states around the nation are slowly reopening and easing coronavirus-related restrictions, making the move look like even more of an overreaction by comparison.

In a statement explaining the extension on the lockdown, the Democrat governor asserted that although deaths related to the novel virus are on the decline, her state is “not out of the woods yet.”

The state, which has a population of 10 million, has recorded 53,865 cases and 5,158 as of Saturday, with a clear decline in new cases since April, according to the New York Times.

“If we’re going to lower the chance of a second wave and continue to protect our neighbors and loved ones from the spread of this virus, we must continue to do our part by staying safer at home.”

“If we open too soon, thousands more could die and our hospitals will get overwhelmed.While we finally have more protective equipment like masks, we can’t run the risk of running low again.”

While governors implementing strict lockdown measures had previously enjoyed an ally on the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force in the form of Dr. Anthony Fauci, even he changed his tune this week, stating that extended lockdowns had the potential to cause “irreparable damage.”

“We can’t stay locked down for such a considerable period of time that you might do irreparable damage and have unintended consequences, including consequences for health,” Fauci said. “I don’t want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go.”

Michigan’s Republicans were scathing in their response to Whitmer’s lockdown extension, with Laura Cox, chairman of the state’s Republican Party, accusing the governor of playing politics and for what appeared to be calculated timing.

“Not only is Gretchen Whitmer going around the state legislature with her stay-at-home orders, now she is going around the people of Michigan by announcing extensions after-hours on a holiday weekend,” Cox tweeted. “The only thing she is trying to keep safe is her political career.”

Whitmer, who gave the Democratic party’s response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address in February, has long been rumored to be on the shortlist for the party presumptive presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate.

Earlier this week, the New York Post reported that Whitmer was “in talks” to take on the role.

“I’ve had a conversation with some folks,” Whitmer said during a Tuesday interview on the “Today” show.

“It was just an opening conversation and it’s not something that I would call a professional formalized vetting,” she added.

38 COMMENTS

  1. Vote of NO CONFIDENCE, she is an idiotic, irrational, incompetent, socialistic, narcissistic, anal retentive individual, with visions of grandeur, that needs to be removed immediately from the throne; possibly incarcerated due to her unconstitutional anti-American activities and endangerment of the people in her state to include unnecessary deaths.

  2. Whitmer just opened up an area referred to as “up north “ giving the businesses no time to order food or rehire staff. Turns out she has a summer cottage up there and it is rumored that she planned to have a graduation party there for her daughter. Another. “ Do as I say ….” politician

  3. Daniel Cutro is evil to make that statement and I think Whitmer has done a very good job in Michigan, especially so when there is a vengeful mobster as President.

    • Hey Trumpsux. You may NEED to go listen to ALL the scientists, Doctors & mainly Dr. Fauci. He is now saying what MYSELF & ALL my friends have been saying. He just went on your DEMOCRATIC news show CNN & spoke about
      It. If you have ANY common sense at all; even your DUMB Governor would know this. Our VERY OWN President has been saying it.

      Think about your OWN immune system. If people are “LOCKED IN” or quarantined for TOO long; their immune system suffers. When your immune system starts to suffer, it gets to the point where you are more SUSCEPTIBLE to getting sick & your body is NOT able to fight off infection, viruses of any kind. Even a simple cold could prove to be bad.

      And for ALL the Democrats that are ENJOYING the EXTRA 600.00 dollars a month on their Un-Employment benefits & are saying they are just too SCARED to go back to work (AND YES. MANY ARE DOING). They say they are making more money sitting at home. Well that’s going to STOP the end of May. And by then I TRULY believe your ATTITUDE will change about this Dem. governor real quick.

      If not for your PHYSICAL sake; but maybe for your Un-employment check going from over about 750.00 dollars or more to in some cases just 200.00 dollars. This woman is definitely NOT thinking about the people there. She is thinking maybe Joe Biden will ask her to be his running mate. But Nancy Pelosi & the Democratic Party have already told Racist Old Sleepy Joe he’s got to pick a Black woman or Hispanic woman.

      “TRUMP AND PENCE IN 2020”🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  4. That female DOG can’t run a girl scout camp much less the line in a school cafeteria. She is Satan herself (satan is a woman) and Satans twin Pelosie are the leaders of the anti-Christ party. Look closely at thier faces and you can feel and see the evil.

  5. Let her be Uncle Joes’ VP candidate. If (God forbid) they win and Joes’ body finally catches up with his mind and dies, the Democommies will get the full-blown communist government they seem to want and the country can commence a full-blown bloody domestic war.

  6. North Carolina has 10,500,000 population yet deaths only around 700, more than half of which are in nursing homes and prisons. Michigan has 10 times as many deaths. The problem is Detroit, as has always been the case. The rest of Michigan is rural and small city, just like non urban North Carolina. NC has the Charlotte and RDU metro areas, and Durham had one of the very first outbreaks in the country due to the drug company meeting in Boston that became contaminated from Italian visitors. Yet it was contained early. So the problem in Michigan simply has to be Detroit, populated by Whitmer’s voters, and by extension Whitmer herself.

  7. Tucker Carlson Said: “Whitmer is a highly mediocre person. This is what you get when you elect such people to high office.”

    Sanjosemike (no longer in CA)

    • With your hatred you would be better at Auschwitz than any Democrat, just despicable words towards someone who is trying to save lives.

  8. She, against her own orders, has traveled to her lush lake house. Her automobiles were photographed at that location, so it’s true. From all reports she also opened the entire area around her lake home so she would not be inconvenienced. All stores, restaurants, salons, everything now open. Meanwhile most of Michigan is still under commie thumb. Shameful. But she will be reelected by a landslide. Why? Because voters are stupid!

  9. Will Michiganders remember WHERE their petty despot Whitmer spent HER Memorial Day weekend while extending the imprisonment of her subjects until mid-June?

    Your little Marie Antoinette spent it in her lake home while you suckers who voted for her (or didn’t) get to stay home and peer out your windows. Ain’t privilege great??

    • How nice for HER to spend the holiday weekend at the lake! Demoncraps – do as i say not as i do!!! Hypocrites one and all! And corrupt!

    • Daniel; part one is dead on but as for the second part Pelosi has her beat on both UGLY and MEAN looking, hands down!

  10. Definitely would not want her as a Vice President to Biden as she will end up being the President. Can you imagine what she would do to America after seeing what she has done and is continuing to do in Michigan? Straight up tyranny!

    • On the positive side, should she become Biden’s VP pick. At least it’ll get her butt out of Michigan. And since Biden has little chance of being elected to the office. Which ever one he thinks he’s running for this week. It’s a win-win situation at least for us Michigan residents.

    • Michigan has made good progress under Whitmer, and if Trump weren’t President it would be doing even better. Obama saved the auto industry while ALL the Republicans said let Chrysler and GM to fail.

  11. Gretchen is probably not smart enough to realize this, after all, she’s a Democrat, but she is toast when she is next up for re-election! I can not imagine that the people of Michigan would be dumb enough to keep her in office!

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