As the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the United States in the spring of 2020, the vast majority of Americans initially went along with the concept of shutting down the country for two weeks to ‘stop the spread.’
Those two weeks, of course, quickly grew to months and eventually more than a year. And in some places around the country, coronavirus restrictions continue despite the fact that the disease is in retreat.
Along the way, however, Americans discovered something: Democrats were the quickest to embrace authoritarian lockdowns, were the quickest to extend them and were the quickest to violate their own rules.
In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom gave energy to a recall effort after he was busted in November attending a high-caliber party with big dollar lobbyists maskless and without social distancing inside a restaurant, all in violation of his own rules.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot violated her order closing hair salons to have her hair done in a salon of her choosing.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed also violated her own rules when she attended a function at the same swanky restaurant where Newsom got busted.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was caught going to a gym in the city after he ordered them closed.
And so on.
But perhaps no Democrat truly seemed to enjoy locking down her citizens more than Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, all while she did as she damn well pleased.
She violated her COVID gathering and travel restrictions to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration, but this was after she violated her gathering and travel restrictions to take part in protests last year following George Floyd’s death.
And more recently, she traveled to Florida to visit an ailing resident after she warned Michiganders not to go to Florida. But it wasn’t just that she is a massive hypocrite; it’s the mode the anointed governor took.
The Dail Wire has more:
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Michigan State Legislature may launch separate investigations into Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s private flight to Florida in March.
Whitmer took a charter flight, almost entirely paid for by a nonprofit, to Florida in March to visit her ailing father weeks before warning Michigan residents about traveling to the southern state. Republican state Rep. Steve Johnson, chairman of the Michigan House Oversight Committee, said Monday he is considering an investigation into how Whitmer’s charter flight was paid for.
“If they refuse to [answer the questions], maybe, at that point, we will do hearings. It’s definitely something in consideration,” Johnson said, according to The Detroit News. “I would like to give the administration the opportunity to answer questions before we go down that road.”
Meanwhile, the FAA is weighing whether to investigate the flight for another reason. Air Eagle, the Detroit-based company Whitmer used, does not have certification to charter flights, though the agency said that right now it’s too early “to conclude that a violation of federal aviation regulations occurred,” according to a Monday statement.
Whitmer’s flight was nearly paid for in its entirety by the nonprofit Michigan Transition 2019.
“The group spent $27,521 on travel over the first 14 days of May, according to a voluntary disclosure, which apparently covers the March flights, two months earlier. The same disclosure shows Whitmer paid the nonprofit $855 for her seat on the flights — 3% of the total price tag for the flights,” the Detroit News added.
Democrats have exploited the COVID pandemic to their own ends practically since it began, but perhaps none more blatantly than Gretchen Whitmer.
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