Total Conservative: No one ever accused the Detroit News of being a conservative paper, but even the liberal editors have seen and heard enough of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who has tried her best to turn the coronavirus pandemic into a stepping stone to national politics. The gambit appears to have worked; her constant media appearances, where she inevitably takes shots at President Donald Trump, have made Whitmer a favorite to be Joe Biden’s running mate in the general election.
But while Whitmer’s star is soaring, her hometown paper is taking a dim view of her political maneuvering.
In an editorial on Saturday, the Detroit News said Whitmer should pay more attention to what’s going on in Michigan and less attention to what Trump is doing in Washington.
“Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must send an unequivocal message to her constituents that Michigan is her priority in this hour of crisis,” wrote the paper. “Her running feud with President Donald Trump calls into question whether she’s acting in the best interests of this state, or on behalf of the Democratic Party.”
The editors said that her regular media appearances were giving rise to questions of where, exactly, the governor’s priorities were at this time of crisis. read more