Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s husband reportedly tried to cut to the front of the line to get his boat in the water in time for Memorial Day, and now a state senator says he was “drawn into a cover up” by the governor and her staff, according to Breitbart News.
State Sen. Tom Barrett, a Republican, wrote on Facebook that he had posted information regarding Marc Mallory’s request of a Michigan dock company to service his boat earlier than scheduled. “But just as I was about to go to sleep around 11:00 p.m. I was contacted through the Governor’s office that they adamantly denied the situation,” he wrote on Monday. “They went so far as to contact the Majority Leader’s Chief of Staff and specifically called to request that I remove my post.”
Barrett said he took down his post “out of an abundance of caution and a hope for our state and the integrity of the office of the Governor that it was not true.”
“Later Saturday evening, however, the company issued a statement that confirmed the sentiments from the original post. Once that statement was public I felt comfortable to contact the media to tell my side of the story and how I was drawn into a cover up by the Governor and her staff,” Barrett wrote. “Now instead of denial they simply ‘won’t respond’ to questions about it.”