The owner of a Northern Michigan dock company says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's husband wanted his boat placed in the water before the Memorial Day weekend as Whitmer urged residents not to rush to the region. No longer visible to the public, Facebook posts from NorthShore Dock LLC and its owner, Tad Dowker, focused on what Dowker said was a request last week by Whitmer's husband, Marc Mallory. The posts have drawn the attention of Republican state lawmakers, who said the Democratic governor's family may not be following her guidance for the rest of the state.
H/T: Detroit News
“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,” Dowker posted. “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?'"
Up north with the fam of course...but there is a catch. 😉 pic.twitter.com/bz5vrqQ7lM— Kelly Marie (@KekeBain) May 22, 2020
Do as I say, not as I do! The hypocrisy of our political "leaders" during this pandemic is beyond.https://t.co/PPyLqPirML— Tyler Winklevoss (@tylerwinklevoss) May 26, 2020
Outrageous Lockdown Hypocrisy from MI Gov. Whitmer & her family. Lockdown rules are just for the little people. . . . https://t.co/Erh4LLlKkq Tad Dowker is a hero.— Debra England (@debra_england) May 26, 2020
News reports have Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's husband pulling the “don’t-you-know-who-I-am” card with a vacation boat dock worker in the middle of a pandemic that has killed thousands of people in his state https://t.co/oI2SPq0GYB— POLITICO (@politico) May 26, 2020
Facebook posts from NorthShore Dock LLC and its owner Tad Dowker said the company received a request from Whitmer's husband Marc Mallory last week, even as the governor had cautioned people not to flock to the area after easing restrictions, The Detroit News reported. https://t.co/jTZyHLhoy9— Nick LaFave (@NickLaFave) May 26, 2020