Just recently President Trump offered states an additional $300 a week bump to the unemployed during the state induced economic shutdowns. He also asked for the Governors of each state to pitch in an extra $100 a week, Governor Whitmer refused to throw in that additional $100 a week for Michigan’s unemployed.
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We now find out from reporting in the Detroit News that the Governor is going to spend $1.1 million in security upgrades to her residency which also interestingly will include the construction of a new perimeter fence/wall.
“Routine maintenance and upgrades are performed as needed to ensure the safety, security and protection of any sitting governor and the first family,” Whitmer spokeswoman Tiffany Brown said Friday.
The cost for the "current maintenance" at the Lansing residence, which was recommended by the Michigan State Police and the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget, is about $1.1 million, Brown said. It's being paid for with funds from the executive office budget, she added.
She sure has come a long way from her call to “Build bridges, not walls.”https://t.co/jcAfQSyjW3— Rep. Lynn Afendoulis (@LynnAfendoulis) September 9, 2020
Whitmer: walls are “costly and ineffective”— Tori Sachs (@Tori_Sachs) September 8, 2020
Also Whitmer: I need a taller wall https://t.co/PJGZ8H9bQM
Gretchen Whitmer is spending $1.1 million to expand security around the Michigan Governors mansion INCLUDING AN 8 FT TALL FENCE.— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 9, 2020
Just a reminder that Democrats hate guns, walls - and in her case, seeds, American flags, church, and the ability to work - unless it's for themselves
https://t.co/nt3WBnvKOH— Amanda (@wingedwheel2004) September 9, 2020
whitmer is scared she is getting an 8ft high fence in lansing, i wonder why?!!? well... here is the thing, she is a bureaucrat and she feels entitled... wasting our tax dollars on "protection" the other governors didnt do that??! Gretchy OPEN Michigan!
Governor Whitmer endorses President Trump's border wall by building her own wall aroundher home. https://t.co/5ESTrNMkVn— Kristen Faiola (@KristenFaiola) September 9, 2020