Over the past year, common sense has been completely abandoned.
This COVID-era has caused the American people to be subjected to some of the most asinine claims imaginable.
But none of those stack up against this far-left Governor’s ridiculous claim that a state 1,400 miles away is causing her state’s nation-high COVID rate.
Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer has attempted to use every excuse available in the far-left playbook to cover for her disastrous handling of COVID.
Recently, she claimed that any criticism of her job performance over the past year is due to sexism, despite the fact that her state has the highest COVID infection rate in the nation.
But rather than taking responsibility for her handling of the virus, Whitmer has now decided to create new excuses for her state’s issues, including placing blame on a state that is roughly 1,400 miles away from Michigan for their issues.
In an appearance on Meet The Press Sunday morning, Governor Whitmer first blamed the “Republican-controlled” Michigan Supreme Court for a previous decision she claims has forced her to work “with a smaller amount of tools” at her disposal.
Interestingly, at the time in which the decision was handed down by the court in October, Whitmer said she mostly retained powers related to public health measures, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The Free Press also pointed out that the only powers Whitmer lost unilateral control over because of the court’s decision were those related to things like extending unemployment insurance and allowing local governments to hold their public meetings remotely, which seem to have virtually nothing to do with a rise in COVID rates.
Then, in her Meet The Press appearance, Whitmer attempted to also claim that the state of Florida – which, again, is roughly 1,400 miles away – was responsible for Michigan’s infection rate skyrocketing since January because “snowbirds” vacation in Florida during the winter and are now coming back home.
“Michigan and Florida are not next to each other, but this is the time in the year that snowbirds come home from Florida, where people are going on spring break, and all of these things can contribute to spread,” the Democrat claimed. “And that’s why we’re imploring people to take this seriously, mask up, get tested. If you’ve been around someone who’s positive, stay home. And if you do get COVID, use one of these monoclonal antibodies so that we can keep you out of the hospital and help you retain your health.”
Unfortunately for Whitmer, there is zero evidence to support her claim.
The only actual evidence that does exist is in regards to the fact that two members of her staff recently violated Whitmer’s guidelines against traveling out of fear of variants in other states, specifically Florida.
As FOX News reported, one of Whitmer’s staffers traveled to Alabama shortly after the Governor urged residents against traveling, while the other rather ironically traveled to Florida.
When asked about her staffer’s Florida vacation, Whitmer of course took a much different approach than her current position of demonizing Florida, saying, “We all need to show one another a little bit of grace.”
While Michigan boasts just 3% of the nation’s total population, a whopping 10% of all COVID cases and 16 of the 17 metro areas with the highest infection rate in the U.S. are currently in Michigan.
Governor Whitmer has refused to take even a slight bit of blame for the fact that her state has spiraled out-of-control, while states with far fewer restrictions like Texas, Mississippi, and Florida have a far lower COVID rate than they had in January.
No one should be surprised that a Democrat politician like Whitmer has refused to take responsibility for her failures, though, as that has been the de facto approach of those in leadership positions from the start of the pandemic.
But for the sake of the people in Michigan, hopefully things will begin to turn around for the state — despite their pathetic excuse for leadership, of course.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.