If you live in Michigan and cut hair for a living, you are not allowed to cut hair, being too close to your customer could cause the spread of coronavirus.
If you own a gym in Michigan, and you agree to take the same precautions as a dentist to keep your equipment and locker rooms clean, you’re not allowed to open, because you could be responsible for spreading coronavirus.
If you’re married to the governor in the state of Michigan and you’re a dentist, you’re in luck, because even though you work in one of the most high-risk professions for spreading coronavirus, Governor Whitmer says it’s okay to open your business and invited patients back to have their teeth cleaned.
If you live in Michigan and you have a child or a parent that dies, only 10 people are allowed to attend their funeral.
But…if you’re the governor of Michigan, you can attend a memorial service in Highland Park, MI, with hundreds of people for George Floyd, a black man who died in another state. If you’re a Democrat governor in Michigan, with some the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 deaths in America, you can tell citizens they must abide by CDC guidelines and maintain a “social distance” of 6 feet or more, but when it comes to photo ops with black Detroiters honoring the life of George Floyd—all bets are off.
When Governor Whitmer was called out for ignoring her own executive orders, her spokesperson Tiffany Brown attempted to explain that the governor was exempt from her own rule about attending gatherings with more than 10 people, saying she was simply exercising her First Amendment Right.
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) June 5, 2020
Brown’s response curious, given that on April 15th, after over 10,000 vehicles traveled to Michigan’s capital, Lansing, to protest her draconian lockdown orders, Governor Whitmer accused the protesters, most of whom remained inside their vehicles, of perpetuating the spread of coronavirus and putting their fellow citizens in danger. Whitmer also threatened to extend the length of the shutdown because of the “reckless” actions of protesters. Instead of listening to the concerns of her constituents, Whitmer called the people desperate to open their businesses and go back to work, “political.”
“When you see a—you know—a political rally— that’s what it was yesterday—a political rally like that, where people aren’t wearing masks, and they’re in close quarters, and they’re touching one another, you know that that’s precisely what makes this kind of a disease drag out and expose more people,” Whitmer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow adding, “We might have to actually think about extending stay-at-home orders, which is supposedly what they were protesting,”
WATCH: Gov. Whitmer tells @Maddow that Wednesday's protest at Michigan's Capitol is the “kind of irresponsible action that puts us in this situation where we might have to actually think about extending stay-at-home orders, which is supposedly what they protesting." pic.twitter.com/WxVtTVEeia
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 17, 2020
VP wannabe, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, also recorded a message for protesters, many of whom have destroyed businesses and wreaked havoc across the state. For the violent rioters, and for the peaceful George Floyd protesters, Whitmer took a much different tone.
To the good people of Michigan: we see you. We hear you. Your voice is what drives change now and always.
All of us must be the relief. We must organize. We must speak truth to power. We will get through this together. pic.twitter.com/ev9Yq092H5
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) May 31, 2020
And suddenly, “political” protests are back in fashion in Michigan, while “social distancing” is a thing of the past.
MI State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis (R) called out Whitmer for making demands of citizens in Michigan that she is unwilling to follow, especially when it comes to a photo op.
Social distancing is critical to stop the spread of COVID-19—unless you have a great photo op. And control. pic.twitter.com/uFyM6gBWaM
— Lynn Afendoulis (@LynnAfendoulis) June 4, 2020
Silly Michiganders, your Democrat governor can’t be bothered with cumbersome rules and regulations, she’s campaigning for Joe Biden’s VP, she doesn’t have to follow the same rules as the commoners.
In Brown’s response, she applauds Governor Whitmer for wearing a mask outdoors, even though it isn’t required of citizens in Whitmer’s latest executive order. In the photo below, Whitmer can be seen NOT wearing a mask outdoors while addressing the crowd during Floyd’s memorial service.
How is Michigan’s Democrat Governor Whitmer allowed to get away with punishing citizens in her state for disobeying her draconian executive orders, while openly flaunting her ability to ignore the rules she puts in place for the little people in her state?