Michigan governor faces criticism amid COVID-19 response

A Change.org petition with more than 187,000 signatures called for the recall of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, criticizing her decision to close certain businesses and not others.
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Transcript for Michigan governor faces criticism amid COVID-19 response
It's because of those fires. That we educate these extraordinary measures and my job was to try to plant in the her. Governor Gretchen Widmer said economist and epidemiologist. Teller we need few more people out to make sure our medical system. Does knock it overwhelmed. And people don't die needlessly right now the State's chief medical officer doctor cal June said well there are many cases and deaths every day. It appears we as a state are making progress. We are starting to see early signs the perfect home. And the rate of growth of corporate nineteen cases here in the state of Michigan. The got dressed miss information she says she's seen online for example many. Including abuse mega McCain have criticized her for allegedly banning the sale of car seats after seeing a mean person. Foremost I want to be clear nothing in the state won't order prohibits people from buying Hurst it's for your children. There's no prohibition on. You can buy bug spray. Can buy American blacks. Have not being on home school. Last guns at an action news Republican state senator Peter Lucio called for regional restrictions for the sake of businesses outside hardest hit areas in Michigan. The governor said rural hospital systems though don't have capacity if the virus hits their communities hard. I know that there are a lot of people hopeful around our state that we can reopen rural parts of the state. Because they haven't seen Kobe nineteen yet. This man there's a little hard to see right here but Corbett nineteen it has presented and a lot of places across first it. People who believe the C home CC order shouldn't apply to them. Need to really. I think understand that called mid nineteen can be carried by person without any symptoms were puppies. As some take to social media to start petitions and rally action. At a protest this week against the governor. The governor warned that she believes powerful people are playing on people's anger for political purposes not tied to her order.

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