Gov. Whitmer Admits Draconian Covid Restrictions Didn’t ‘Make Sense’


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan was blasted for saying that some of the 2020 COVID-19 restrictions in her state were not necessary.

Whitmer admits that some of her decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic “in retrospect don’t make a lot of sense,” citing her restriction of seed sales during the lockdown.

In a sit-down interview, Whitmer recently told CNN’s Chris Wallace that looking back, some of the restrictions implemented on Michigan residents during the height of the pandemic were not necessary.

“We had to make some decisions that in retrospect don’t make a lot of sense, right?” the Democrat governor said.

“You could go to the hardware store, but we didn’t want people, you know, all congregating around the gardening supplies…

“It was February in Michigan, no one was planting anyway.

“But that being said, some of those policies I look back on and think that was maybe a little more than we needed to do.”

Despite claiming the ban was in February, Whitmer’s executive order limiting seed and gardening sales spanned into April 2020.

“Gretchen Whitmer is backpedaling as she plots her political future,” Tudor Dixon, Whitmer’s GOP opponent in the 2022 midterm elections, told Fox News Digital of the comments regarding the pandemic.

“She once again attempts to gaslight the people of Michigan into thinking she bears no responsibility for the tyrannical, confusing, and cruel lockdown policies she put in place.

“Her heavy-handed decisions crushed businesses, student achievement and livelihoods in our state and none of her lies can hide these horrible but true facts,” the Republican said of her former opponent.