Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D), who rose to notoriety for her draconian lockdowns, has been busted for flying to Florida during the pandemic. It is suspected that she may have misappropriated taxpayer dollars to fund the trip.
While the Governor’s Chief Of Staff has repeatedly denied that there was any wrongdoing, conservative groups don’t seem convinced.
Tori Sachs, executive director for the conservative Michigan Rising Action, said, “This is shady and it’s clear why Gov. Whitmer lied about it & tried to cover it up. 501c4’s are governed by IRS and there is no legal theory where reimbursing $800 for a $27K flight solves anything. Whitmer’s personal use of her 501c4 account funds must be investigated.”
Michigans Republican Party has also gotten involved in this story. A Republican National Committee spokesperson issued a statement saying, “Gretchen Whitmer’s web of half-truths and side-stepped questions is coming undone and it’s clear that Michiganders need answers. What else is Gretchen Whitmer hiding?”
What makes this story more damning is that Whitmer traveled to Florida while also enforcing draconian lockdown measures and telling Michiganders to stay away from Florida.
Whitmer’s conduct is inconsistent with the draconian actions that she took in response to the coronavirus pandemic. At worst, Whitmer misappropriated public funds. At best, she is an elitist hypocrite.
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