FOX 2 – Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office is responding to a report she traveled out of Michigan to Florida about a month ago to visit her father in a report by Michigan Information and Research Service published Monday.
According to spokesperson Tiffany Brown, Whitmer’s father is battling a chronic illness and has a home in Florida. Brown said he is vaccinated against COVID-19 and that the governor is tested regularly and has never tested positive for COVID-19.
Brown said the trip was not at taxpayers’ expense and that she was not gone for long.
Here’s the thing… her excuse for going and the precautions she took are perfectly reasonable. What is infuriating is that she feels that she should be allowed to make these choices for herself and her family while she chastises other people from making the same choices. It speaks to her arrogance and narcissism that she believes that she is endowed with a higher order of intelligence to make rational decisions that she would deny others. Just yesterday, she was in the news criticizing Michiganders for coming home from Florida.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Sunday blamed travelers for a growing number of B117 coronavirus variant cases — after asking for “grace” for a top staffer who took heat for a recent vacation in Florida.
“At the end of the day, this is going to come down to whether or not everyone does their part,” Whitmer told “Meet the Press.” “That’s the most important thing. This variant, the B117 variant, is what is growing so quickly in Michigan. We have the second most, I think, after Florida.”
“Michigan and Florida are not next to each other. But this is the time of the year that snow birds come home from Florida, where people are going on spring break, and all of these things can contribute to spread. That’s why we’re imploring people to take this seriously, mask up, get tested,” she said.
Meanwhile, Florida is handling the pandemic much, MUCH better than Michigan and having much, MUCH better results.
Perhaps more Michiganders should go to Florida to wait out the pandemic raging in Michigan.