During the pandemic, people in Michigan saw their governor shut down businesses, in-person learning and put in place all kinds of arbitrary mandates all while demonstrating the usual political hypocrisy. Additionally, nursing home deaths were among the highest in the country and some of her edicts were smacked down by courts.
Add it all up and it was apparently an award-winning job performance:
Michigan's @GovWhitmer is one of seven people who will be honored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation for risking their own health and safety to protect others during the pandemic. https://t.co/eIlrASffV0
— The Detroit News (@detroitnews) May 4, 2021
In the face of backlash and threats, @GovWhitmer invoked emergency powers to contain the spread of the virus, issuing early, controversial orders to close schools and businesses, mandate mask wearing, and ban large gatherings, among other measures to keep people safe. pic.twitter.com/lTfcx7i5hQ
— JFK Library (@JFKLibrary) May 4, 2021
If the JFK Library is handing out awards for enduring backlashes and threats maybe they should first recognize business owners in Michigan.
These people never miss an opportunity to pat themselves on the back
— Mr Perfect (@mrperfect_plex) May 4, 2021
Kill thousands of old people and the left will give you an award. https://t.co/LUnIcjzNmS
— Joe Dolio 🇺🇲 (@DolioJ) May 5, 2021
You have GOT to be kidding me? The only difference between her and Cuomo is people haven't yet called her out on her crimes against humanity. The woman is a monster, and she's being honored. We live in the Upside-down. https://t.co/XDjU2CYQBC
— Insomnochick "feels the spirit" (@insomnochick) May 6, 2021
While traveling to Florida while her own people are asked not to travel 🤔
— J (@MuddyWatersRecs) May 4, 2021
Award to be given at her vacation spot in Florida.
— The Royal We (@duderolls) May 6, 2021
Speaking of that, John James suggests some awards for which Whitmer is far more deserving:
Our governor is winning a lot of awards lately. I heard she won a job creator award for Indiana & Ohio, as well as a real estate award for Florida. 😂
— John James (@JohnJamesMI) May 6, 2021
Whitmer getting this award makes as much sense as Cuomo getting an Emmy.
— Darlene Hall (@DarHall1) May 6, 2021