Progressive Icon Caught Red-Handed Lying to About Her Extensive Travel During Pandemic Restriction
Conservatives have struggled with the wildly inconsistent and often unconstitutional restrictions placed on Americans after the outbreak of COVID-19 early in 2020, and few states were more restricted than Michigan.
In addition to the restrictions on where citizens could go without their faces covered, there were even reports of stores being asked not to sell certain goods, so as not to encourage additional time in the store or activities that might lead to socialization.
Leading this charge was Michiganâs Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer soon became a villain to many Republicans who considered her tactics un-American and outright illegal. To make matters worse, according to a recent report inÂ The Daily Wire, it appears as if what is good for the goose isnât good for the gander; case in point, the governor seems to have been traveling more extensively than she was willing to admit.
The Daily Wire reported that âGretchen Whitmer was allegedly caught making false statements in a recent interview where she claimed that she was âhere in town the whole timeâ despite having recently traveled to Florida.
According to the report, Whitmer claimed during a podcast appearance with MIRS News host Kyle Melinn on April 12 that she had been in her own state during the month of March, when, in reality, she had traveled to FloridaÂ Fox NewsÂ even said the governor outright âliedâ about her travels.
During the interview, Melinn posed the question âAll right, so this was spring break, so I was able to get a few days off. Were you able to get a few days off? Have you had any days off for the last year? Thatâs the question I want to know, it seems like youâve been on for an entire year.
Whitmer answered, âYeah, like most people on my team, weâve been working 14 months without much of a break. Um, my, my daughter had spring break. Um, I didnât do much of anything, you saw me, I was here in town the whole time, but, um, you know, itâs, the weatherâs getting nicer, so Iâm moving some of my zoom calls outside, thatâs the most exciting, ah, development. [nervous laughter]â
âIf you couldâve gone anywhere for spring break, where would you have gone?â Melinn questioned further.
âOh gosh, I donât know. I havenât really thought about it. I, you know I, my last, my first big trip as governor, ah, and the last trip Iâve taken was to Israel.â
The governorâs claims were reportedly not difficult to prove false, as news broke just days later that she had traveled to Florida to visit family during the time she claimed to have been at home. According to the Daily Wire, the governorâs office seemed to confirm a report from MIRS News which said the governor had traveled to Florida, before later attempted toÂ change their answer, saying that they were not going to comment on where she went.
The office then changed their story again andÂ confirmedÂ the news the following day, and Whitmer apparently sought to downplay her travels byÂ sayingÂ it was only a âtwo-day tripâ and she âwasnât partying in Miami.â
âThe issue is not that Gov. Whitmer visited her father, itâs that she lied about it and continues to hide key facts,â said Ted Goodman, Communications Director of the Michigan Republican Party. âItâs also hypocritical as Michiganders were denied the same opportunity through her rules that locked people from visiting their loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes.â
However, the governor wasnât the only person in her administration supposedly galavanting about while they push for COVID restrictions. The wire reported that two of Whitmerâs aides were caught traveling outside of their state, despite Whitimerâs public claims ofÂ concernsÂ about travel.
âWhitmerâs chief executive officer, Tricia Foster, was confirmed to have traveled to Florida with her daughter during spring break, during a time when the administration was advising against spring break travel to that state,â WILXÂ reported. âDirector of the Department of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Hertel also recently traveled with her family to the Gulf Coast of Alabama, as cases in Michigan were on the rise.â