Last month, Michigan’s tyrannical Governor Gretchen Whitmer was exposed for taking trips to Florida when she was telling people in Michigan to stay home. Whitmer went after the people in Michigan who travel back and forth to Florida, blaming them for the surge in Covid.
Now the governor has finally fessed up to taking several trips to Florida but said it was to help her elderly father. She insisted it was not for Spring Break, but Governor Whitmer’s spokesperson said she took a trip to Florida during Spring Break.
Charlie LeDuff of Deadline Detroit is now reporting that Whitmer used the jet of a group of wealthy Detroit businessmen to travel SEVERAL times to Florida over the past few months:
When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was outed last month for a secretive trip to Florida in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, her office claimed Michigan taxpayers did not foot the bill.
What they did not tell us, however, is that Whitmer asked a group of wealthy Detroit businessmen to provide a private plane they share.
“We wondered why she reached out to us instead of booking a private charter,” said one of the plane’s owners, who exchanged his candor for confidentiality. “You can’t tell a governor no. Who needs that kind of trouble?”
Had Whitmer booked a round trip flight from Lansing to West Palm Beach through a private charter company, it would likely have cost $10,000 to $20,000, or a whopping $40,000 for the actual jet she took, according to private jet websites. The latter is more than 25 percent of the governor’s salary — before taxes.
Whitmer hasn’t been forthcoming about the trips she’s taken to Florida and refused a local reporter’s questions saying, “I’ve got nothing to add.”
— Michigan Rising Action (@MIRisingAction) May 6, 2021
Questions remain about the cost of the trips and if Whitmer reimbursed the men for the private flights on their jet.
This is another case of the tyrannical governor of Michigan telling everyone what to do, but she doesn’t follow her own orders.