Michigan Gov. Whitmer Apologizes After Being Caught Ignoring COVID Protocols

Libby | May 24, 2021
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was recently exposed for failing to comply with her state’s social distancing guidelines at a bar.

Maskless and sitting close to others at The Landshark Bar & Grill in East Lansing, Mich., Whitmer was caught in a photograph posted by another attendee but deleted soon after (it can be seen here).

Michigan’s government website details the public health guidelines for social distancing, which Whitmer clearly was not following. The site states, “Maintain at least 6ft distance from other people whenever you are out of your household.”

Whitmer has been slammed for her strict response to the pandemic, something she’s even acknowledged.

“We’ve got some of the strongest protocols in the country, and yet, this virus has come raging back,” Whitmer said in April, according to the Washington Examiner.

Along with social distancing and masking guidelines, Michigan was also ranked number one by data journalism website Stacker.com for having the longest stay-at-home order for a total of 80 days.



After being seen not following her own protocols, Whitmer apologized Sunday.

“Yesterday, I went with friends to a local restaurant,” Whitmer shared in a statement obtained by the Detroit Free Press. “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.”

Despite her apology, Whitmer echoed California Gov. Gavin Newsom and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “rules for thee, but not for me” attitude by holding the rest of the state’s residents to standards even she apparently doesn’t follow.

H/T: Fox News