LANSING, Mich., September 10, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Gretchen Whitmer's statement that she believes "the biggest threat to the American people is the American president right now."
“Yet again, Governor Whitmer is trying to scapegoat President Trump for her failures fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. The fact of the matter is President Trump moved swiftly to ban travel from China and formed a COVID task force in January. Meanwhile, her handling of the state's nursing homes cost thousands of lives, and her failure to request FEMA aid set our state back significantly. If Whitmer is looking for a threat to the jobs and safety of Michiganders, she needs to only look in the mirror.”