LANSING, Mich., January 5, 2021 – Governor Whitmer’s own unemployment agency is now confirming that she did veto an extension of unemployment benefits passed by the Republican-controlled legislature after she repeatedly denied she had done so.
According to Gongwer, Governor Whitmer’s unemployment agency “acknowledged Monday that individuals filing in 2021 for jobless benefits will only receive a maximum of 20 weeks of benefits because of the veto of $220 million from a supplemental bill.”. This comes as a significant change in messaging after Governor Whitmer insisted she had not vetoed unemployment benefits.
“Governor Whitmer’s decision to veto an extension of unemployment benefits for Michiganders struggling as a result of her lockdowns shows that she either doesn’t know what she is doing or doesn’t care about the people in our state.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Either way, what is clear is that Governor Whitmer has yet again proven how unfit she is to serve as this state’s Governor, and the people of Michigan won’t forget her incompetence come 2022.”