Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke with members of the media Monday after pictures surfaced online of the Democrat violating her own social distancing rules; saying the restaurant has “pretty good pizza.”
“I put out a statement. It was an honest mistake. I’ve apologized for it. I think that we have not gone forward and penalized businesses that are trying to do the right thing,” claimed Whitmer. “It’s a restaurant, and they have pretty good pizza.”
Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer on violating her own restaurant restrictions: “they have pretty good pizza” pic.twitter.com/Yd3RuPqafV
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 24, 2021
From Fox News:
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the embattled Michigan Democrat who was hit with a recent ethics complaint after allegedly accepting a discounted private jet trip to Florida while cautioning residents against leaving the state, apologized Sunday after a photo emerged on social media that appeared to show her disregarding social distancing guidelines at a bar in the state.
The Detroit Free Press reported that the photo showed the governor with a large group at The Landshark Bar & Grill, which is in East Lansing. The paper pointed out that the group was unmasked and there seemed to be no social distancing.
“Yesterday, I went with friends to a local restaurant,” Whitmer said in a statement obtained by the paper. “As more people arrived, the tables were pushed together. Because we were all vaccinated, we didn’t stop to think about it. In retrospect, I should have thought about it. I am human. I made a mistake, and I apologize.”
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) hit the bar this weekend and violated her own coronavirus orders, according to a photo Breitbart News has exclusively obtained. https://t.co/7udfIRYfBn
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 23, 2021
Her office did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. The paper reported that the photo first appeared on social media after an attendee posted the picture and quickly deleted it. The report said Whitmer appeared to be with a dozen people with tables pushed together. The Free Press pointed out that the state still requires social distancing at restaurants, with no more than six people at tables.
Whitmer has come under scrutiny for using a jet owned by prominent business executives and largely covering the cost with Michigan Transition 2019, a nonprofit fund that was initially established for inauguration events. The tab was $27,521, with Whitmer personally paying $855 of that amount.
Read the full report here.
'DOUBLE STANDARD': Trump Says Governor Whitmer ‘Doesn’t Let People Even Breath in Michigan’
President Trump ripped Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on social media Thursday morning; saying the Democrat “doesn’t let people even breath” during her state’s ongoing Coronavirus lockdown.
“Yet she doesn’t let people even breath in Michigan. A very bad double standard!” posted Trump on Twitter.
Whitmer told reporters Wednesday that her husband traveled to their second home in the northern part of the state to “rake leaves” and “came right back home after.”
“When you opened regions six and eight, you advised people not to rush up and overwhelm the area… There were some reports that you did spend some time up north, is that true?” asked one reporter.
“My husband did go up to our place to rake some leaves and came home. He was there briefly for a night and came right back home after he raked our leaves!” said the Governor.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 26, 2020
Watch the Governor’s comments above.
‘CRUEL TYRANTS’: Michigan Restaurant Owner, Single Mother Facing ‘Christmas Ruin’ Thanks to Whitmer Officials
A “self-made single mother” in Michigan is facing “Christmas Ruin” for her business and family this holiday season after officials there threatened $1,000 daily fines should she open her café to the public.
Read the full statement below:
Ahmeek, MI – This Christmas there’s a local tyrant in Michigan out to ruin the life of a self-made single mother. Tanya Rule, a tool of the despotic Governor Whitmer, has zeroed in on Amy Heikkinen, the owner of Café Rosetta in Calumet. Ms. Heikkinen, who is a mother of six, worked tirelessly to lift herself from the chains of welfare and opened up her own restaurant. Ms. Heikkinen has health issues that prevent her from wearing a mask, but despite this she has bravely kept her business open and managed to keep her lights on despite the indefinite, unconstitutional lockdowns imposed by the governor.
But Rule, who is Environmental Health Director with the Western Upper Peninsula Department of Health, has been harassing Ms. Heikkinen daily with $1,000 fines for keeping her café open, even though the alternative would be giving up her only livelihood. It is not surprising that Rule is a self-avowed socialist, who has posted on Facebook this year about how people will “change their minds” about socialism if they experience “financial uncertainty.”
Thanks to the financial uncertainty caused by Rule’s tyrannical behavior, Ms. Heikkinen is being forced to raise money for a legal battle she never wanted. It’s a classic case of an evil, big-government bureaucrat trying to destroy a self-made woman, said “All Business is Essential” leader Erik Kiilunen.
“There’s something wrong with you if you don’t hear Amy’s story and your blood doesn’t boil,” said Mr. Kiilunen. “Amy is one of the bravest people I’ve ever met, and I can barely believe that she’s being treated this way by some power hungry, unelected official who thinks we should all feel financial uncertainty because she doesn’t like capitalism. Amy hasn’t harmed anyone, but thanks to our governor’s behavior at the top, petty tyrants on the local level think they can ruin livelihoods with impunity. I call on all those who see this travesty for what it is to stand up and stand behind Amy. It’s Café Rosetta today, but it might be your workplace tomorrow!”