Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (R), who has become infamous for adopting some of the toughest COVID-19 measures in the country in her state, found herself in hot water after it was revealed that on Tuesday morning, Michigan was the national leader in the number of coronavirus cases by population.

Michigan leads nation in COVID numbers

The latest centers for disease control and prevention The data said Michigan averages more than 452 cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days. In addition to this, seven of the ten cities on The New York TimesThe list of top 10 cities where the worst epidemics are occurring are in Michigan.

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Michigan Republicans have long challenged Whitmer’s handling of COVID-19, including his controversial nursing home policies and strict lockdown orders.

“Despite Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s onerous lockdown policies and draconian shutdown orders, Michigan still leads the country in new COVID-19 cases,” said Ted Goodman, communications director for the Michigan Republican Party. Fox News.

“Since the start of this pandemic, Whitmer has focused more on political science than on science proper, which is why Michigan is experiencing an increase, relative to most of the country, where the numbers are falling,” he said. he added.

The game continues for Whitmer

Republican Governors Association spokesperson Chris Gustafson also spoke out against Whitmer, saying she was “asleep at the wheel” throughout this pandemic.

“Gretchen Whitmer sleeps at the wheel as COVID-19 rages in Michigan,” Gustafson said in a statement. “Whether it’s cutting checks, instituting deadly Andrew Cuomo-inspired policies or hiding from his constituents, the Michiganders deserve better leadership than Gretchen Whitmer.

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Whitmer declined to respond when asked to comment on Fox’s latest statistics for his condition.

It comes a month after Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel controversially denied a request by Republicans across the state to launch an inquiry into Whitmer’s infamous nursing home policies that have led to many death.

“I appreciate that you and your colleagues have political disagreements with Governor Whitmer’s response to COVID-19,” Nessel wrote in response to Republicans. “But an investigation by my office is not the mechanism to resolve these disagreements.”

This article was written by James Samson on April 6, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.

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