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Gretchen Whitmer Criticized for Attending Show During Severe Winter Storm

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer faced backlash for allegedly attending a show during a severe winter storm that left hundreds of thousands without power.

The storm, which occurred last week, caused numerous school and office closures, severe air travel delays, and even led to the death of a firefighter.

Although power was restored to most of the affected areas over the weekend, freezing rain continues to pound the state.

Gretchen Whitmer Criticized for Attending Show During Severe Winter Storm

According to an online post by “The Midwesterner,” Whitmer was photographed attending a show in Detroit on Thursday night and posing for a photo with other attendees.

The post sparked outrage from Michigan residents who accused the governor of being insensitive to the struggles of those affected by the storm.

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon criticized Whitmer’s actions and contrasted it with University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh’s good deed during the storm.

In a post on Twitter, Dixon wrote, “Jim Harbaugh helps remove downed trees and serves his neighbors trapped without power.

Meanwhile, Gretchen Whitmer rocks out to ‘90s tunes from ‘Jagged Little Pill’ while 700k are left in the cold.”

Whitmer responded to the backlash by tweeting about her meeting with utility workers who had been working tirelessly to restore power lines and clear debris after the storm.

She expressed gratitude for their hard work and urged Michiganders to exercise caution around downed power lines.

In addition to the criticism of Whitmer, State Rep. Helena Scott faced scrutiny for reportedly heading to Las Vegas for a birthday weekend getaway during the storm.

Scott posted a photo on Facebook of what appeared to be a view from a Las Vegas hotel and was criticized by a Michigan GOP staffer who questioned the priorities of the state’s Democrats.

Dixon also criticized Scott’s actions, writing in a separate post, “Are there any Michigan Democrats who care about the plight of their constituents?”

In conclusion, the recent winter storm in Michigan left many without power and caused severe disruptions throughout the state.

The actions of Governor Whitmer and State Rep. Helena Scott during this time have faced criticism from Michigan residents and political opponents alike.