Author: Zack Pohl

Newsweek: After Michigan’s Legislature Refuses to Extend State of Emergency, Governor Whitmer Issues New Orders to ‘Save Lives’

Although Republicans in Michigan’s House of Representatives refused to allow an extension of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home orders on Thursday, Whitmer signed three new executive orders that effectively extended the state of emergency in Michigan until May 28, according to information from Whitmer’s office. “Today I signed new emergency and disaster declarations using independent sources […]

Newsweek: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Strict New Social Distancing Rules May Save Lives But At a High Political Price

For a solid month, the rapturous reviews for Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s leadership during the coronavirus outbreak made her ascent to a plum role on the national political stage look like a very sure bet in an otherwise uncertain world. There was escalating buzz about her prospects of becoming Joe Biden’s running mate. Admiring testimonials […]

NBC News: ‘That woman from Michigan’: Gov. Whitmer stands out in the pandemic. Just ask Trump.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel caught wind of a surprising development. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office had about 75 new executive orders the state’s top law enforcement official would soon need to review. “Do you mean seven? Do you mean five? Is that an accident?” Nessel said she responded.   Read the full article here.

Vogue: Why ‘That Woman From Michigan’ Should Be on Joe Biden’s Short List for V.P.

“We’ve had a big problem with the young, a woman governor,” President Donald Trump told his favorite television pundit, Sean Hannity, two weeks ago. The president continued musing, “You know who I’m talking about, from Michigan,” and later added, “All she does is sit there and blame the federal government. She doesn’t get it done.” Then, […]

USA Today: For governors, the coronavirus is a test, from its deadly toll to dealing with Trump

For governors, too, the coronavirus has been a test. They find themselves rallying an anxious public, bidding against one another for scarce ventilators on the open market and sometimes scrapping with the president over what the federal government should and has delivered. More than any other elected official, governors have been making the on-the-ground decisions that will […]

USA Today: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wears ‘That Woman from Michigan’ T-shirt on ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been a frequent guest on cable news networks during the coronavirus crisis and on Wednesday, she landed on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” But it wasn’t a comedy routine. She used the time on the television show to plead the state’s case for needing more […]

WXYZ: Whitmer formally declares a state of disaster in Michigan during COVID-19 outbreak

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has formally declared a state of disaster in Michigan. She signed an executive order Wednesday which expanded the scope of economic, educational, and civic dislocation caused by the COVID-19, and equips the administration to address fully the devastation caused by virus that also made the formal declaration. “Since […]

CNN: ‘That governor is me’: Gretchen Whitmer takes on Trump as coronavirus cases rise in Michigan

(CNN) President Donald Trump has lashed out at several Democratic governors who are responding to the coronavirus crisis, but his harshest words have been reserved for Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer. Trump said Thursday he had a “big problem” with the “young, a woman governor” in Michigan, complaining that “all she does is sit there and blame the federal government.” On Friday, he said […]