Joe Biden and Gretchen Whitmer A pair of congressional Republicans from Michigan criticized Friday President Joe Biden’s weekend visit to the state with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D).
Whitmer was on Biden’s shortlist for vice president before a number of black activists demanded he pick then-Sen. Kamala Harris.
Biden and Whitmer are scheduled to appear at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City on Saturday to tout coronavirus vaccines and hear how their crushing response to the pandemic affected businessowners.
U.S. Reps. Jack Bergman and Lisa McClain told reporters that the two have a lot to answer for.
Bergman said it is “a little late” for Whitmer to be visiting his northern Michigan district. “She should have been there a year and a half ago,” he said.
“The governor’s policies for the last year-plus have crushed the economy, crushed the lifestyle, crushed everything in Michigan as a state,” Bergman told reporters, adding her rules made citizens “subservient to her will.”
Bergman deemed the trip a “campaign visit” for a governor running for reelection in 2022 amid falling polling numbers affected by her hypocritical actions and responses to questions related to them.McClain noted Michigan’s post-pandemic recovery has been “lagging.” A recent study by WalletHub found Michigan with the slowest recovery in the country, largely due to the unending restrictions at the time.She argued Whitmer followed “political science” during the pandemic, “which is extremely frustrating.”McClain said Michigan remains in an “economic pandemic,” and she said she hopes Biden and Whitmer will “get out in the community and talk […]