Last night, the Detroit News reported allegations that Governor Gretchen Whitmer's husband Marc Mallory attempted to use his wife's office to gain a special favor from a Northern Michigan business owner. When told that the company would not be able to place the couple's leisure boat into the water due to a backlog caused by Whitmer's shutdown, Mallory allegedly responded, "I am the husband to the governor, will this make a difference?".
The shocking allegations come after Whitmer spent last week encouraging Michiganders to forgo unnecessary trips to the region, stating in a press conference, "If you don't live in one of the regions think long and hard before you travel to one of those regions.".
Additionally, Crains Magazine reported, "The governor also discouraged downstate residents from traveling Up North this weekend." Quoting Whitmer as saying, "Don't descend on Traverse City from all regions of the state."
Thus far, Whitmer's administration has not denied the allegations as Whitmer spokesperson Tiffany Brown stated she wouldn't address, "every rumor that is spread online."
"Apparently, Gretchen Whitmer is a perfect fit for the Biden ticket. After all, both have immediate family members who try to use their political office to gain special favors." said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, referencing Joe Biden's son, Hunter, who allegedly was hired to the board of a Ukrainian energy company due to his father’s role as Vice President. Cox continued, "There can't be two sets of rules, one for the people of Michigan and another for the Governor. Gretchen Whitmer needs to confirm or deny these allegations immediately."