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Gov. Whitmer: 'Government's Not Going to Be Open Via Twitter'

Gov. Whitmer: 'Government's Not Going to Be Open Via Twitter'

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 14 April 2020 08:09 PM

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday said “the government's not going to be open via Twitter," in response to President Donald Trump's tweet that it's not "the Governors decision to open up the states" amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

“We're going to have to make decisions based on the best science, the best medical advice and what's in the best public health of the people of our individual states,” Whitmer said during an NPR interview.

“We've had to act unilaterally at the state level, and we're probably the best ones to be able to make a decision when it's time to safely reengage our economies."

Conservatives in Michigan have pushed back on Whitmer's reluctance to lift the state's lockdown. They say the stay-at-home order has taken away their constitutional rights.

In response to the heavy number of coronavirus cases in Michigan, Whitmer extended the previous order to the end of April and tightened restrictions on travel. Now residents are prohibited from going to their in-state vacation homes or using motor boats.

Still, Whitmer remains cautious about lifting her state's restrictions.

“And I'm hopeful that my colleagues are listening to the best medical minds they have in their states, and we're all thinking about doing it in the safest, smartest way,” Whitmer said.

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Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, said "the government's not going to be open via Twitter," during an interview with NPR's "All Things Considered."
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