Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday called a shocking and reckless call by a Trump administration official for Michigan residents to “stand up” over new coronavirus restrictions she announced Sunday.
“It’s just incredibly reckless, given everything that’s happened, everything that’s happening,” Whitmer told Capitol reporters.
On Sunday night, Whitmer announced a three-week closure of indoor bar and restaurant services, the closure of Detroit casinos and the suspension of personal tuition for high school and college students, beginning Wednesday, along with other measures aimed at reducing the surge in coronavirus numbers.
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In October, federal and government officials arrested 14 men in connection with an alleged plot to abduct Whitmer and bring her to trial for treason. Evidence in the case shows that the men were linked to armed anti-government groups and saw Whitmer as a “tyrant” due to urgent orders she issued to control the coronavirus.