Party For Me Not For Thee: Leaked Photo Outs Gov Whitmer Partying & Violating Her Own Restrictions

Things are going from bad to worse for Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer who is already in hot water over her trip to Florida. That trip occurred during a spike in cases and Whitmer told Michiganders not to travel to the south. 

Over the weekend a photo of Governor Whitmer at a college dive bar called The Landshark Bar & Grill has popped up on social media. 

Whitmer was seen with friends and staff partying at the East Lansing bar-restaurant. 

Images of Whitmer showed her not wearing a mask and the group she was with violated her own capacity guidelines for restaurants. 

From the Detroit Free Press:

The photo, which shows Whitmer seated with about a dozen people at no fewer than three tables that had been pushed together, was posted on social media by one of the attendees, but later deleted.

Michigan restaurants and bars are still subject to capacity limits and social distancing requirements.

Current orders require six people or fewer at tables and distances of six feet between tables.

“Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been committed to following public health protocols,” Whitmer said in a Sunday statement.

“Yesterday, I went with friends to a local restaurant. As more people arrived, the tables were pushed together. Because we were all vaccinated, we didn’t stop to think about it. In retrospect, I should have thought about it. I am human. I made a mistake, and I apologize.”

Tori Sachs, executive director of the Michigan Freedom Fund responded to the leaked photo. 

“Capacity limits, patrons per table limits, curfews & other ridiculous restrictions need to end immediately,” Sachs said. “She isn’t even abiding by those rules.

“A year after the boat episode & Whitmer and those around her still don’t think their Covid rules apply to them.”

Last Memorial Day, Whitmer’s husband tried to influence a contractor to jump the line to get his boat in the water for Memorial Day weekend. The contractor refused and it made national news. 

Detroit Free Press