Whitmer Faces Backlash From Own Party as Lockdown Protests Continue
As the fallout from Democrat Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s authoritarian edicts in the face of the Wuhan virus continues, even her own party is pushing back.
After Whitmer’s March 23rd executive order imposed a “temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life” (which somehow outlaws buying seeds, driving motorboats and traveling to others’ houses, but allows elective surgeries such as abortions), Townhall reports that even her fellow Democrats are speaking out.
Democrat Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, called his state’s system for reporting COVID-19 “not reliable,” as hospital officials also blame the state government for an inefficient system that ultimately leads to longer wait times.
Michigan State Rep. Karen Whitsett, a Democrat representing Detroit, alleged that Gov. Whitmer was giving federal officials incorrect information on the COVID-19 situation in Detroit, and told a Michigan news outlet that Gov. Whitmer was not doing enough: “There is no need for me to have a conversation with someone who is not doing anything. I mean, if you are going to do something, then I want to have a conversation with you. If you are not going to do anything, I don’t have time to have a conversation with you. I have people dying in my city. I don’t have time to waste,” Rep. Whitsett said.
[Independent] Mayor of Warren, Michigan, Jim Fouts, criticized a provision in Gov. Whitmer’s order that bans Michigan residents from utilizing commercial lawn service: “I’m not going to support giving any citation. We have a large number of senior citizens, and many of them have special needs. They don’t own lawnmowers; they rely on commercial services,” he told Detroit News.
This is an interesting development, as Leftists tend to walk in lockstep. Whitmer should take this as a sign that she really messed up here – but I won’t hold my breath.