(PresidentialInsider.com)- Remember when Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer lied about traveling to Florida on a podcast last week? She eventually admitted that she did in fact take a trip to Florida in March, even after telling the people of her state to stay at home, after first claiming that she was “here in town the whole time” during the spring break during the MIRS podcast.
And it was this controversy that prompted a member of Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s cabinet to troll the controversial Democrat politician by sending her dozens of tourism pamphlets.
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis sent Whitmer a letter on Monday, telling the Michigan Governor that, “as both you and your COO now know from personal experience, Florida is safe for travel.”
“With over 5 million Floridians vaccinated, unlike a lot of other states, Florida has largely returned to normal,” Patronis added.
In the letter, he included dozens of pamphlets for tourism hotspots and attractions in Florida, including a note telling not to be a stranger” to Florida.
“I know members of your team are telling you to downplay Florida. Don’t listen to them,” Patronis continued. “Now that you and your COO have personally experienced what the Sunshine State has to offer, I encourage you to share your experiences publicly. More importantly, however, don’t be a stranger!”
The Florida official referenced how Whitmer’s chief operating officer Tricia Foster along with Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel also traveled with the governor after instructing the people of Michigan to stay home.
Last year, the Democrat leader also came under fire after telling residents of her state that they could not take their boats out on the water, despite the activity clearly posing little to no threat of transmitting the virus.
Despite telling her residents they couldn’t take their boats out, a local marina owner revealed how Marc Mallory, Whitmer’s husband, asked if he could take out his boat on the water during the Memorial Day weekend.
The owner of the marina, Tad Dowker, told the governor’s husband that it would not be possible (because of his wife’s order).
“This morning, I was out working when the office called me, there was a gentleman on hold who wanted his boat in the water before the weekend. Being Memorial weekend and the fact that we started working three weeks late means there is no chance this is going to happen … Well our office personnel had explained this to the man and he replied, ‘I am the husband to the governor, will this make a difference?’” Dowker said on Facebook.
Why does Governor Whitmer think that the rules don’t apply to her?