Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) claimed this week that the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic restrictions would end if Americans vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Speaking to Meet the Press on Sunday, Oct. 19, Whitmer lashed out at President Donald Trump over his response to the pandemic and accused the president of fomenting “violence.”
“Every moment that we’re not focused on the fact that there are 220,000 Americans who have died from this virus is good for him,” Whitmer told host Chuck Todd. “So, in that sense, as he incites additional violence against people who are just trying to save one another’s lives, it’s good for him.”
Whitmer then urged voters to cash their ballots for Biden/Harris ticket as a way to end the hardships and virus restrictions.
“And if you’re tired of lockdowns, or you’re tired of wearing masks, or you wish you were in church this morning or watching college football or your kids were in in-person instruction, it is time for change in this country, and that’s why we’ve got to elect Joe Biden,” she added.
Whitmer: The “Trump virus response is the worst … in the world.” pic.twitter.com/8pCmRXU0Pn
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) October 18, 2020
Whitmer extended her stay-at-home order four times since she first enacted it on March 23. She rescinded the order on June 1.
The Michigan Supreme Court earlier this month struck down her ability to extend emergency orders relating to the CCP Virus pandemic beyond April 30, reported CNN.
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling, handed down by a narrow majority of Republican justices, is deeply disappointing, and I vehemently disagree with the court’s interpretation of the Michigan Constitution,” Whitmer said of the ruling. She added that it would not take effect for at least 21 days and that her emergency declaration and orders would remain in place until then.
Whitmer was recently the subject of a kidnapping plot by some of her own constituents in response to what they said was the governor’s “uncontrolled power” during the pandemic, for which she blamed President Trump.
Whitmer’s claim that a vote for Biden will end the CCP Virus restrictions is contrary to Biden’s plan. The former vice president called for a sweeping mask mandate in August but later walked back on his call after backlash.
“Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months at a minimum,” Biden told reporters in Wilmington, Del., on Aug. 13. “Every governor should mandate mandatory mask-wearing.”
The former vice president recently said if he’s elected, he’ll gather the nation’s governors and ask them to urge residents to wear masks.
“You can go to every governor and get them all in a room, all 50 of them, as president and say ‘ask people to wear a mask. Everybody knows,” he said.
Biden added that if they don’t move to implement mask requirements, he said, “then I go to every mayor, I go to every councilman, every local official, and say ‘mandate the mask.’”