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Michigan Governor Whitmer Strikes Down COVID Rules She Violated This Weekend

Gretchen Whitmer recently proved once again that she believes herself to be the ‘ice queen’ of Michigan and not merely the governor. This weekend, Breitbart obtained a photo showing Whitmer violated her own COVID rules about social distancing in restaurants.

The photo showed Whitmer dining with friends was posted on Facebook by one of her friends. It was subsequently deleted after garnering the attention of outraged Michiganders.

The deleted photo of Whitmer failing to socially distance or wear a mask was a part of a montage, Breitbart reported.

Whitmer ‘apologized’ for being caught being a complete phony and a hypocrite on Sunday.

“Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been committed to following public health protocols. Yesterday, I went with friends to a local restaurant. As more people arrived, the tables were pushed together,” she said. “Because we were all vaccinated, we didn’t stop to think about it. In retrospect, I should have thought about it. I am human. I made a mistake, and I apologize.”

The governor didn’t “stop to think” about the rules she has been harping on for 15 months and has controversially decreed due to a purported “emergency”? Of course, Whitmer knew that excuse wouldn’t hold water, so she simply rescinded a number of COVID rules on Monday to dampen the potential outrage, as reported by the Detroit Free Press.

  • Employers may allow fully vaccinated employees to not wear face coverings and social distance provided they have a policy deemed effective to ensure non-vaccinated individuals continue to follow these requirements.
  • Cleaning requirements have been eased.
  • Industry-specific requirements have been eliminated. For example, restaurants no longer have to post signs at all entrances telling customers not to enter if they are ill or recently have been ill
  • Employers are no longer required to provide free face masks to fully vaccinated workers.

“The reason we can take these steps is thanks to every Michigander who has stepped up and taken action to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe,” Whitmer said. “Together, we are eliminating this once-in-a-century virus, and now we are poised to jump-start our economy and power it to new highs.”

Whitmer also “lifted her own restrictions on social distancing at restaurants after she was caught over the weekend violating the rule that had limited restaurant seating to parties of six or less,” the Blaze reported.

“These updated emergency rules will give workers and businesses the clarity and confidence they need to bring our economy back to full strength,” she added. The updated “emergency rules” weren’t about the emergency, however. They were about politics. That is why they were dropped at the first sign of a public backlash.


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