Gov. Whitmer: GOP's criticism of COVID-19 response 'hard to take seriously'

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the Republican leaders of the Michigan Legislature have offered no answers for how to combat the new surge in COVID-19 and their criticism “doesn’t seem particularly serious.”Whitmer, a Democrat, made the comments during a news briefing Monday morning after she announced new restrictions aimed at stemming the spike in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. The unilateral moves drew opposition from GOP lawmakers who control the Legislature and said they weren’t consulted.The governor announced Sunday her administration would halt in-person instr...

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