Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, said this week that the only way to end the lockdowns and return to church is to hand the country over to another Democrat, former vice president Joe Biden.
“If you’re tired of lockdowns, or you’re tired of wearing masks, or you wish you were in church this morning or watching college football or your kids were in-person instruction, it is time for change in this country, and that’s why we’ve got to elect Joe Biden,” she said during a Sunday appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Whitmer, of course, has unilaterally kept her state in perpetual lockdowns since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic — actions the Michigan Supreme Court have since ruled unconstitutional.
The Michigan attorney general announced in early October she would no longer enforce Whitmer’s orders.
In early May, Michigan churches filed a lawsuit against Whitmer, claiming her months-long actions were “restricting religious freedoms” because her orders prohibited people from participating in religious gatherings. The plaintiffs soon thereafter dropped the suit because the governor added language exempting religious gatherings from the lockdown measures.
Some on social media pointed to the fact that Whitmer’s claim about all that will happen if Biden is elected defies the science Americans have heard for months.
“Wait, so if we elect Biden, magically we’ll be able to lift lock downs, stop wearing masks & go back to church? That’s ALL we have to do, elect Biden?” wrote one commenter. “Something smells like a lie here.”
Another added: “So is she basically admitting that they are ‘punishing us” unless we vote for Biden? That’s what it sounds like to me.”
At another point during her appearance on “Meet the Press,” Whitmer also accused President Donald Trump of inciting violence, noting the “lock her up” chants that broke out during one of the Republican’s recent rallies.
“The president is at it again and inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism,” she said. “It is wrong. It’s got to end. It is dangerous, not just for me and my family, but for public servants everywhere who are doing their jobs and trying to protect their fellow Americans. People of good will on both sides of the aisle need to step up and call this out and bring the heat down.”
Federal authorities earlier this month arrested six men involved in an alleged plot to kidnap Whitmer.