Michigan Gov. Whitmer addresses report that husband name dropped her to get boat into water sooner
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed a controversial request by her husband, who reportedly name dropped Whitmer to try to get his boat out of storage and into the water sooner. Whitmer said her husband’s comments were a “failed attempt at humor.”“Obviously, with the motorized boating prohibition in our early days of COVID-19, he thought it might get a laugh,” Whitmer said. “It didn’t, and to be honest, I wasn’t laughing either when it was relayed to me, because I knew how it would be perceived. On Friday, she extended the state’s stay-at-home order until June 12.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer says husband’s attempt to move up boat queue was just a bad joke
UPDATE -- May 26, 2020: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 55,104; Death toll now at 5,266While speaking Tuesday during her daily coronavirus (COVID-19) press briefing, Whitmer addressed the story. “I do feel compelled to address the most recent one about my husband, Marc,” Whitmer said. "My husband made a failed attempt at humor last week when checking in with the small business that helps with our boat up north, knowing it wouldn’t make a difference. He jokingly asked if being married to me might move him up in the queue." “Obviously, with the motorized boating prohibition in our early days of COVID-19, he thought it might get a laugh,” Whitmer said.