Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer was forced to apologize after new photographic evidence emerged of her violating social distancing rules at a restaurant in her home state of Michigan.
As The Hill reports:
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said Sunday that because everyone attending the gathering at an East Lansing bar and restaurant was vaccinated, she hadn’t thought twice when servers pushed two tables together to accommodate the large number of guests.
“Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been committed to following public health protocols,” Whitmer said Sunday, according to the Detroit News. “Yesterday, I went with friends to a local restaurant. As more people arrived, the tables were pushed together. 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,” she added.
Whitmer in particular has battled Republicans in the state for months over COVID-19 restrictions, and the latest headlines related to her violation of her own orders is likely to only accelerate calls for Michigan’s restrictions to end.
Once again a high-profile Democrat has been shown to practice massive hypocrisy in regards to the very regulations that are demanding be imposed upon others.