Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is still being considered for Joe Biden’s VP pick, is facing some controversy after a report that her husband sought special favors to get his boat in the water in an area that was closed off to out of town travel during the lockdown.
The Detroit News reported Whitmer’s husband, Marc Mallory had asked a dock company to place his boat in the water just ahead of Memorial Day. The owner of the company posted about the request on Facebook, causing outrage after the Governor’s lockdown.
“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 according to the outlet. “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?'”
“After a long day of keeping crews running, adhering to the additional safety regulations that need to be in place to operate our small business and fielding calls from customers frustrated with our lagging installation schedule I was told the governor’s husband called asking for install availability,” the company posted. “Up until this point we, as a company, had no idea we installed their dock or boat.”
The company could not comply with his request.
The governor’s office issued a non-statement about the report:
“Our practice is not to discuss the governor’s or her family’s personal calendar/schedules. And we’re not going to make it a practice of addressing every rumor that is spread online,” a spokesperson said.
“There’s been a lot of wild misinformation spreading online attacking the governor and her family, and the threats of violence against her personally are downright dangerous,” they added.