Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has come under fire this week for claiming she remained in Michigan around the time of spring break before it came to light that she had ignored her own COVID-19 restrictions to visit her father in Florida.
Whitmer said on April 12 in an interview with MIRS News that she had "stayed in town" over spring break.
"Yeah, like most people on my team, we've been working 14 months without much of a break," said Whitmer. "Um, my, my daughter had spring break. Um, I didn't do much of anything, you saw me, I was here in town the whole time, but, um, you know, it's, the weather's getting nicer, so I'm moving some of my zoom calls outside, that's the most exciting, ah, development."
Despite this claim, news broke on Monday that Whitmer had traveled in March to visit her elderly father in Florida while she was actively telling Michigan residents not to travel.
The governor's office initially refuted the news, but her staff confirmed the trip the following day and asserted it was only a "two-day trip" and that she "wasn't partying in Miami."
🔦 Two of Whitmer's aides were also caught traveling outside the state.