Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) is now admitting that her Draconian lockdown restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic didn't make sense.
Whitmer shared the confession during a CNN interview posted on Monday.
Now she tells us: Whitmer says her COVID restrictions in hindsight 'don't make a lot of sense' | Just The News https://t.co/unedvVnhIV
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"We had to make some decisions that in retrospect don't make a lot of sense, right?" Whitmer responded.
"We didn't want people, you know, all congregating around the gardening supplies. [...] It was February in Michigan, no one was planting anyway," she added.
MICHIGAN GOV. WHITMER ON COVID LOCKDOWNS: "We had to make some decisions that in retrospect don't make a lot of sense, right? [...] We didn't want people, you know, all congregating around the gardening supplies. [...] It was February in Michigan, no one was planting anyway..." pic.twitter.com/WyOOAXsegZ
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Whitmer's bans and restrictions were among the strongest in the nation during the pandemic.
"Whitmer banned stores larger than 50,000 square feet from selling paint and home-improvement supplies, as well as advertising for 'nonessential' goods," Just the News reported.
"Even operating a motorboat could bring criminal charges, as could traveling to a secondary home. Her lockdown was the longest and most strict in the Midwest," it added.
Whitmer didn't help herself when she was caught breaking her own COVID-19 restrictions, including a meal at a bar with 13 people in 2021 when the action was prohibited.
The governor also traveled out of state for multiple events after telling residents in her own state not to conduct any non-essential travel.
The details are now starting to come forward from Whitmer herself after she crushed the lives of many in Michigan as part of her stronghanded leadership during the pandemic in ways that clearly did not help stop the spread.