Governor Whitmer is defending a trip to Florida that Michigan Republicans are attacking her with, calling the criticism “maddening.”
Tuesday, Whitmer told Washington Post Live the she’s left the state exactly three times in the last six months; for the Presidential Inauguration, to visit Michigan’s National Guard troops, and the trip to Florida to care for her ailing father.
State GOP officials said in a Monday night statement and a Tuesday morning press conference that she went to Florida — unvaccinated — for Spring Break, despite naming the state as one of the most dangerous for travel.
They’ve called her a “hypocrite” for making that trip, and were relentless in their attacks on Twitter.
Gov. Whitmer traveled to Florida to see her father, while Michiganders were locked out of hospitals and nursing homes because of her policies. Whitmer’s COVID-19 response can be summed up as, “rules for thee, but not for me.”
— Michigan GOP (@MIGOP) April 20, 2021