Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on the Friday night episode of his popular show, calling her a "ghoul" for her statewide lockdown mandates which deem elective abortion an "essential service" while outlawing important surgeries like joint replacements and dental operations, leaving people to "suffer in silence":
"People don't get joint replacements lightly. Every joint replacement is essential by definition. This isn't Botox. When joints go bad, bone grinds on bone. People can't walk. They wind up in wheelchairs, which frequently leads to a cascade of health disasters. Immobility kills people. It happens all the time. ‘Tough luck,' says Gretchen Whitmer. Scheduled joint replacements are now illegal in the state of Michigan. Performing one is a criminal act."
Abortion isn't like rescuing crippled people from rotting in wheelchairs. That, by contrast, would be ‘nonessential.' Joint replacements are in fact one medical procedure the government is happy to get in the middle of. Gretchen Whitmer will punish you for attempting to perform one. That's her stated position.
Gretchen Whitmer is a ghoul. She is a dangerous ideologue who knows nothing about science and doesn't care to learn. Whitmer deems elective abortion essential because the abortion lobby has bankrolled her political career. She is encouraging liquor and lotto ticket sales in her state because a sin taxes levied on the poorest people in Michigan fund her government."