Michigan’s Governor in Lockdown Controversy over Husband’s Reported Boat Request

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who has butted heads with some of her state’s residents over her lockdown policies, is in hot water after her husband seemed to ignore safety suggestions and name-drop his wife over the weekend.

Last Monday, Governor Whitmer announced that she would ease some of Michigan’s restrictions before Memorial Day but urged residents against travel saying, residents shouldn’t flock to holiday hot spots such as Travese City.

Three days later, however, Whitmer’s husband allegedly called a marina requesting that the family’s boat be on the water near their vacation home in Traverse City prior to Memorial Day. The family’s main home is in Lansing, according to The Detroit News .

In a now-private Facebook post, the marina’s owner wrote “There was a gentleman…who wanted his boat on the water before the weekend. Being Memorial weekend and the fact that we started working three weeks late meant that it wasn’t going to happen.” That’s when the owner wrote that the man on the phone said “I am the husband to the governor. Will that make a difference?” The marina did not honor his request.

Republican state Senator Tom Barrett criticized Whitmer, saying that she urged residents to not flock to Traverse City “and yet what did her family try and do?”

Source: https://nypost.com/2020/05/25/michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer-in-hot-water-over-husbands-boat-request/