The curve has been flattened. The people of Michigan have done their part, and many are working hard every day to jumpstart the economy safely. Even so, we still have a lot of unanswered questions for the governor and her administration.

What does Gretchen Whitmer have to hide? Apparently, a lot.

She’s refusing to cooperate with a congressional inquiry into her ongoing policy placing COVID-19 patients into nursing homes with at-risk seniors.

She refuses to tell us “specifically what all of the ingredients are” to determine when Michigan can end the state of emergency.

Her administration refused to disclose whether a rally for Joe Biden on March 9 contributed to the spread of the virus. Thanks to the New York Times, we now know that she was warned by Dr. Khaldun that the virus was likely in Michigan on February 27, and yet she did nothing.

Finally, she refuses to give up her emergency powers, refuses to explain her arbitrary orders, and refuses to provide the “science” and “data” she claims to rely on.

Our Founders understood that governments must derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” The evidence is showing that the people of Michigan are already ignoring her orders. Transparency is vital to securing the people’s trust – something she’ll need if and when a second wave of the virus does come.

Unfortunately, it seems the governor is far more concerned with politics and optics than with leading our state. As a result, Gov. Whitmer’s actions will have long-lasting consequences for our people and our economy.


Tony Daunt

Executive Director

Michigan Freedom Fund