Michigan’s Democrat governor Gretchen Whitmer has been a repeated critic of Trump’s efforts to build a wall on America’s southern border.
Yet now, she is building an eight-foot high wall around her home, the Michigan governor’s residence. At taxpayer expense of course.
Democrats: It’s different when we do it.
FOX News reports:
Michigan Democratic governor’s residence getting security upgrades, including new perimeter fence
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s state-owned residence will get a $1.1 million security upgrade, with a new 8-foot-tall barrier around the perimeter.
Whitmer said in May that there had been an “explosion” of threats against her, as police brutality protests raged on across the nation and on the heels of protests against her COVID-19 lockdown, known to be one of the most stringent in the nation.
Whitmer spokeswoman Tiffany Brown called the renovations “routine maintenance and upgrades” that were needed to “to ensure the safety, security and protection of any sitting governor and the first family,” according to the Detroit News.
The cost of the upgrades at the Lansing residence, as recommended by Michigan State Police and the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget, is approximately $1.1 million, Brown said. It wasn’t clear how much of the budget would be spent on the perimeter fence.
This woman is cutting funding for police.
🚨🚨🚨Liberal Hypocrisy Alert🚨🚨🚨
Gretchen Whitmer is requesting a $1.1 million security update to her residence, but cut $118 million from Michigan's state police budget.https://t.co/jiMR1bs76M
— America First (@AmericaFirstPAC) September 8, 2020
And check out what she has said about the border wall:
$40 BILLION for the wall. Think how many kids that would educate, how many roads, bridges and pipes it would fix. https://t.co/R9HaqLAsMZ
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) January 25, 2017
“We must stand together, because when we do, we cannot fail. It is time we get back to building bridges. Not walls.” pic.twitter.com/TARxBlnKKW
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) June 30, 2018
Why are the people of Michigan putting up with this double standard?