Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s husband reportedly asked for a “favor” to have his boat lowered into a local Marina during the state’s Coronavirus shutdown; sparking outrage from residents sheltering in place.
From Fox News:
Michigan GOP state Sen. Tom Barrett claimed Tuesday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her staff “duped” him “into a cover-up” after the governor’s office “adamantly denied” that Whitmer’s husband had tried to use her position to convince a dock company to quickly get the family’s boat on the water ahead of the Memorial Day weekend amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday I shared a post from a business owner near Traverse City who stated that the Governor's husband tried to…
Barrett, in an interview with Fox News, said that over the weekend he initially heard a story on Facebook about someone purportedly calling NorthShore Dock LLC, a company that reportedly stores the family’s boat, and mentioning that he is married to Whitmer in an effort to get the boat on the water soon. (The governor’s husband is Marc Mallory.) He says that Whitmer’s office denied to him that the story was true and pressured him into taking down his own post on the matter, but that he later determined the story was accurate.
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EMERGENCY EXTENDED: Michigan Governor Extending Virus Restrictions Until May 28
Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced this week her decision to extend the state’s disaster declaration until May 28th despite widespread protests against the Coronavirus restrictions.
“COVID-19 is an enemy that has taken the lives of more Michiganders than we lost during the Vietnam War,” Whitmer said in a statement.
“While some members of the legislature might believe this crisis is over, common sense and all of the scientific data tells us we’re not out of the woods yet,” she added.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 1, 2020
“Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled state legislature have said they are planning to sue Whitmer over her exercise of state emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Detroit Free Press. The legislature failed to approve Whitmer’s order to extend the declaration, leading her to pass it via an executive order,” reports The Hill.
“By refusing to extend the emergency and disaster declaration, Republican lawmakers are putting their heads in the sand and putting more lives and livelihoods at risk,” Whitmer said.
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FINAL PITCH: Bernie Calls for ‘Worker Ownership,’ Vows to Fight ‘Obscene Inequality’ Before Michigan Primary
Fading presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made his final pitch to voters in Michigan ahead of Tuesday’s pivotal primary; calling for “worker ownership” of corporations while vowing to fight “obscene inequality.”
“The richest 1% of America’s families took in 48% of all income growth over the last 25 years. We must reverse this obscene inequality. We need: Fair trade, not corporate trade. $15 minimum wage. Strong unions and worker ownership. Taxes—not handouts—for huge corporations,” Sanders posted on social media.
The richest 1% of America's families took in 48% of all income growth over the last 25 years.
We must reverse this obscene inequality. We need:
✅Fair trade, not corporate trade
✅$15 minimum wage
✅Strong unions and worker ownership
✅Taxes—not handouts—for huge corporations
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 9, 2020
Biden opened-up an impressive 24-point lead over Bernie Sanders just one day before the Michigan primary; a state that could help resurrect the far-left Senator’s fading presidential campaign or seal his fate.
“If Biden’s 51%-27% lead in the poll, done by EPIC-MRA for the Free Press and its media partners, holds, it would guarantee him a signature victory in Michigan — a battleground state that helped President Donald Trump win the White House four years ago. It could also starve Sanders’ formerly front-running campaign of delegates needed for the nomination and call into question how long his effort can remain viable,” reports the Detroit Free Press.
“But the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, shows he may have a lot of ground to make up in a hurry. It shows a candidate who is not doing as well with younger voters or voters outside metro Detroit as he did in 2016, when his campaign was riding a sudden wave of energy and enthusiasm. It also shows a lot of late-breaking support for Biden as other candidates — former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — got out of the race and endorsed him,” adds the website.
The poll comes just days after Michigan’s Governor publicly backed Joe Biden for President.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday; a serious blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders just days before voters in that state head to the polls.
“Working families in Michigan need a president who will show up and fight for them, and Joe Biden has proven time and again that he has our backs,” she said in a statement. “Michiganders have grit. We’re tough. We know what it’s like to be overlooked and counted out. And we know that when you get knocked down, you pick yourself up and get back to work. Joe Biden has been right there with us in the tough fights.”
“Joe Biden is the candidate we need to defeat Donald Trump in November. He’s always had our backs. Now, I’m proud to have his,” she added.