Tuesday, May 18, 2021

They Might Get the Evil Michigan Governor Gretchen "Hard Lockdown" Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's use of a private plane to travel out of state to Florida in March could soon be facing multiple investigations, reports The Washington Examminer.

She was already in hot water just for making the trip.“Gretchen Whitmer’s blatant display of hypocrisy is an insult to every single Michigander impacted by her lockdown orders and travel warnings,” said Ted Goodman, communications director of the Michigan Republican Party, three weeks ago. “Not only did Whitmer and her top staffers vacation to Florida, but they tried to keep it a secret because for Whitmer, it’s rules for thee, but not for me.”

Michigan House Appropriations Chair Thomas Albert also issued a statement at the time the trip ant other trios be members of her administration were first reported:

There are two sets of rules in Michigan – one for the governor and members of her administration, and one for everybody else. The governor’s ‘do as I say, not as I do’ nonsense must stop.
I understand the desire to visit an ill relative, and I hope for good health for the governor’s family – but I have heard countless stories of heartbroken Michiganders who wanted to visit sick family members during this pandemic and haven’t been able to do so. I don’t understand how the governor thinks it’s OK for her and members of her administration to travel out-of-state, while issuing recommendations to the rest of us that we stay home. How can anyone be expected to follow such guidance when the governor and her staff doesn’t follow it themselves?
It’s crystal clear now. If you want to enjoy your full rights and freedoms during the COVID pandemic, the key is to join the Whitmer administration.”

Now comes the revelation that a private plane was used.

Rep. Steve Johnson, the chairman of the Michigan House Oversight Committee, said there may even need to be an inquiry into the financial arrangements behind Whitmer's visit to her father, if her administration is not forthcoming should a letter be sent with questions.

Reports also indicate that multiple aides to the governor, including Elizabeth Hertel, the director of Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services, and Tricia Foster, the governor’s chief operating officer, traveled out of state last month despite guidelines issued by Hertel warning would-be travelers that "travel increases your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19."

"We recommend that you do not travel at this time," says the Michigan HHS travel advisory, which remained in effect during both trips. "Delay travel and stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19."



  1. I'm not even sure they care about being caught that much. Sure they'll try to keep things on the down low but I bet they get perverse enjoyment out of their dishonesty (not simply hypocrisy, dishonesty - they know the rules they're imposing are BS) coming out. It drives sane, rational people who already hate these power freaks into an even bigger rage because it's like the authoritarians like to torture those who do not worship them, saying, "Yeah I'm flaunting the restrictions I impose on you but you and I both know I'll face no consequences for it since there are too few of you to matter." That being said Gavin Newsom might be an exception, he may not have expected his elitist dinner party at the French Laundry to send signatures exploding higher to trigger the recall. Though we'll see if the recall actually happens. I'd love to see that pretty boy, who owes his whole worthless life to the Getty and other elitist SF families, thrown out on his ass, but I'm not counting on it...

  2. It's almost like she and her gang are not afraid of death. "almost"

  3. Nothing will happen. This is simply the Hegelian dialectic in action.

  4. She will get re-elected. Dominion and Cynthia Johnson's "soldiers" at the TCF Center in Detroit have her back.