Democrat Gov. Whitmer Blasts 'Racist, Misogynistic' Citizens Protesting Lockdown
Governor says protesters are 'calling for violence'
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) called citizens of her own state “racist and misogynistic” for opposing her draconian lockdown orders.
The Democrat governor appeared on ABC’s “The View,” claiming protesters were “calling for violence" after they pushed back against her 'tyrannical' lockdown orders.
“Well, I do think that the fact of the matter is these protests, you know, in a perverse way make it likelier that we’re going to have to stay in a stay-at-home posture," Whitmer said.
"The whole point of them supposedly is they don’t want to be doing that, and that’s why I’m asking that everyone with a platform call on people to do the right thing," she added.
Whitmer then suggested those opposing the lockdown carried Nazi symbolism and are calling for violence.
"You know, these have been really political rallies where people come with Confederate flags and Nazi symbolism and calling for violence."
"This is not appropriate in a global pandemic, but it’s certainly not an exercise of democratic principles where we have free speech," Whitmer added.
"This is calls to violence. This is racist and misogynistic, and I ask that everyone who has a platform uses it to call on people to observe the best practices by the CDC, and to stop encouraging this behavior because it only makes it that much more precarious for us to try to reengage our economy which is what everyone says they want us to be able to do.”
Whitmer is currently waging war against a 77-year-old man who runs his own business.
After being turned down for unemployment by the Governor Whitmer’s unemployment branch, Manke was forced to reopen so he could you know…eat.
“I’d gone six weeks without a paycheck with no money coming in. I’ve been in this business 59 years…I’m 77. I’ve always worked,” he said.
“I’ve never looked for handouts. I don’t even know what they are. I had somebody call me and say why don’t you get on food stamps. I don’t want to get on food stamps. I want to work.”
“I came into this last Monday alone, thinking I’m going to swing in the wind alone,” he said.
“I cannot believe the support that I’ve got,” he added to cheers, with some responding, “You are not alone!”
On Tuesday, Whitmer lashed out at residents saying the coronavirus lockdown was “not optional.”
“I expect people to follow the law."
“These executive orders are not a suggestion," she declared.
Meanwhile, Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole decided against enforcing Whitmer’s order after residents voiced their concerns.
“I have decided, within my authority, that our office cannot and will not divert our primary resources and efforts towards enforcement of the Governor Whitmer’s executive orders.”