Whitmer defends decision to travel to DC for Biden inauguration despite coronavirus concerns

Michiganders take note: coronavirus restrictions only apply to little people, not well-connected Democrats with special parties to attend.

Weeks after telling residents that it was too dangerous to see relatives for the holidays, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was busted traveling to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden, according to the Washington Examiner.

Rules for thee…

Few politicians have received more attention or controversy for their pandemic response than Whitmer, who has had some of the strictest lockdowns in the country, as the Examiner noted.

Her residents are currently banned from indoor dining and must work remotely unless it is not “feasible,” while private, indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people from no more than two households, with masks required. And like many public officials, Whitmer called on Michiganders to shun holiday travel, according to the Examiner.

Miraculously, these strictures were not in effect Wednesday when Whitmer traveled to the nation’s capital for Inauguration Day. She even snapped a selfie outside of the Capitol building to mark the occasion.

Whitmer called the event “a moment that I will never forget,” but reports soon revealed that people back home weren’t feeling the joy. “Gov. Whitmer can travel to D.C. and attend Joe Biden’s inauguration celebration but Michiganders can’t step into their local diner or Coney for a meal,” GOP consultant Tori Sachs said in a tweet, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Democrats’ double standard

Whitmer justified her decision by remarking that people were wearing masks and that it was an outdoor gathering. “That is how we can live and enjoy some important aspects of life and stay safe,” she said, according to WOODTV in Grand Rapids. “I have been following the same directives I’ve asked everyone else to.”

However, many are liable to see a “rules for thee, not for me” mentality. At the very least, Whitmer is of one mind with the new president.

Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, sneered that Biden was “celebrating” a “historic day in our country” after he was caught maskless at the Lincoln Memorial, despite signing an executive order Wednesday requiring mask-wearing on federal property, as Fox News reported.

Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) had a similar response when she joined large crowds in the streets on Nov. 7 to celebrate the media calling the race for Biden, saying it was necessary for “relief,” according to Fox.

This all comes as a perceived tone shift among Democrats has fueled accusations of a politically motivated pandemic response to defeat President Donald Trump in last year’s election. On Friday, Whitmer announced that indoor dining can resume in February, making her the latest Democrat to make a sharp, mysterious pivot toward easing restrictions.

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    1. I agree 100% and am 82 years old and leaving the Republican Party switching to Independent as the Reflubs did nothing to help the President and his followers. There are too many rotten apples in the Reflubs Party and they ruined everything this Election sitting on their duffs for 4 years letting President Trump do all the work because they were spineless and afraid of the Democrats. I am hoping President Trump starts his new Party the Patriot Party as I will join him in a heartbeat.

      1. I agree with you 100%. Thank you for posting your thoughts and feelings!! God bless you, God bless America, God bless President Trump and his family and loyal advisors, and God bless all patriotic Americans of all races, ethnicities, religions, creeds, ancestries and heritages!!

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    1. It is the same here in Arkansas, I have never seen a weaker Reflub party in my 82 years of life that I have witnessed the last 4 years. I recently changed to Independent because of our Governor and the Representatives that did nothing to help President Trump and the people. Nothing but a spineless bunch of lily livered group that are only looking out for themselves and the hell with the people. I sure hop Peresident Trump starts the Patriot Party as I will join it immediately.

  4. Buckle up. God has a plan! We would all do well to make sure our hearts are right with God, because He has the highest authority in the land, and He already said We WIN!!!!

    1. I did not vote for her! The pot lovers voted her in because she said she would legalize it! We are trying to recall her, it’s hard to get signatures when you aren’t allowed out.

  5. When the hell are people going to learn , the Democrats do not go by the rules or the Law. They do not have to go by their rules , but yet some people keep voting for them.

  6. Well I hope he starts his on party I will vote for that. Democrats and Republicans work for us why is it that there kids get free college, they get free health care and not Medicare only work 2 years in House and get pension they get so many perks then sell us out to lobbyists ps not all of them are like that some off our Representatives are truly working for the people . Let’s drain the swamp

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