On Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Camp Grayling to take part in the ceremonial inspection of troops at the Michigan National Guard’s Pass and Review. Just one day earlier, the governor issued executive orders that placed new restrictions on gathering and closed down bars.
The ceremonial event that Whitmer defied her own orders to attend, had 100 spectators and about 620 troops gathered at the camp. Executive Order 2020-160 limits indoor gatherings to 10 people and outdoor gatherings to 250 people for the Upper Peninsula, and much of the northern lower peninsula.
This is not the first time Governor Whitmer has attempted to exempt herself from the rules. Back in May, Whitmer’s husband attempted to name drop his wife’s title to get their boat in the water over Memorial Day Weekend. The governor’s spokeswoman attempted to spin the docking company’s experience with the family as “gossip”, despite Whitmer herself confirming the story just days later.
“As we’ve learned Governor Whitmer clearly does not think that the rules she wants everyone else in Michigan to abide by, apply to her.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “Gretchen Whitmer should make her new motto ‘do as I say, not as I do’, since she seems to keep exhibiting that type of leadership.”