Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer faces renewed scrutiny over Florida trip: Report

Another Democrat, another scandal.

Breitbart reported on Friday that new developments surrounding a “secretive” trip Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took to Florida at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic have reignited questions about whether the Democrat may have used her office for personal gain.

The backstory

Reports had previously indicated that while urging Michiganders to stay home in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Whitmer headed to sunny Palm Beach, Florida, where she was said to have visited her father.

At first, Whitmer faced claims that taxpayer money may have been used to pay for the personal trip. But after a denial from Whitmer, those accusations were swept under the rug.

Now, however, the Democrat state leader is facing renewed scrutiny after Deadline Detroit‘s Charlie LeDuff revealed in a Wednesday report that Whitmer had “asked a group of wealthy Detroit businessmen to provide a private plane they share” for her excursion. “Those businessmen,” LeDuff said, “have major dealings in and with the state of Michigan.”

The latest

The question then becomes: What did Whitmer give these business leaders in return for use of the plane, if anything? LeDuff reports: “It is unclear whether Whitmer reimbursed the company…[a]nd, if so, at what price and from which bank account?”

Still, Breitbart notes that “other politicians” have faced charges under “similar circumstances.”

One of the plane’s owners, speaking with LeDuff on the condition of anonymity, said he was surprised Whitmer even asked, rather than book a private charter flight.

“You can’t tell a governor no. Who needs that kind of trouble?” the source said.

The governor weighs in

Asked by reporters on Thursday to comment on the latest developments, Whitmer was curt in her response.

“I’ve said everything I am going to say about my trip to go check on my father,” she said, according to Breitbart. “It was a quick trip. It was an important family reason for doing it. And I have nothing to add.”

Try as she might to stifle them, however, it doesn’t seem that questions about Whitmer’s Florida trip will be going away any time soon.

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    1. She didn’t need to go to Florida, a phone call to the Florida state police could have gotten responsible individuals to make sure her father was okay. Hello Florida state police, this is Governor Whitmer of Michigan will you please check on my father, address etc, etc.

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  2. I wonder why she thinks the health of her father is of greater importance than that of her constituents regard for their own parents health! I wonder why it demanded the use of such transportation to visit her father even though according to her was a shot visit!
    What hippocracy!!

  3. The left wing of the “FREE PRESS” report that a 54% think Biden is doing a good job. When are poll takers going to stop asking the same people that voted for the “D” on the ballot or are getting paid by the gov for not working? With so many small operations: like the mom/pop stores, the fast food restaurant, the home repair/construction companies that had used Americans for their construction/repair business, the lawn care businesses now being put out of business, where are the 54% that think Biden is doing anything to help. All the left driven D’s can do is spend more money on useless projects and open borders.

  4. No one in Michigan could see their grandparents or parents in nursing homes. They die alone. She has the nerve to it was a short visit. You are a lying piece of trash.. You were there a lot longer. Republicans sit there and do nothing. Should bring a law suit against her and the lazy Republicans for murder. Go after their personal bank accounts. The governor is nothing but a liar and a murder. The AG won’t do anything against her. Best pals.

  5. Whitmer is just another phony commiecrat who pushes the mantra of “do as I say, not as I do” garbage. Remember that I’m an elite and laws don’t apply to me.

  6. Since her election by you, she can do anything she wants, so sit down, shut up, and pay her salary. Aren’t you glad you voted for her?

  7. Since her election by you, she can do anything she wants, so sit down, shut up, and pay her salary. Aren’t you glad you voted for her? This site is claiming this is a duplicate post and won’t put it up. A new way to censor citizens. This is not a duplicate, I am being refused my First Amendment rights.

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