LANSING, Mich (AP) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called out President Donald Trump’s administration Friday for not knowing what’s happening in Michigan and the Legislature for refusing to work with her to address gun violence.
Her comments came during a livestream conference with gun control advocacy groups Everytown for Gun Safety Action and Moms Demand Action. It was the final episode of their virtual series where they spoke to women leaders, including former presidential candidates Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, about gun violence.
After Trump announced last week he was sending federal agents to Detroit amid police brutality protests, Whitmer said his administration “doesn’t know anything about the city of Detroit is not paying attention to what is really happening here.”
Trump’s action to send agents to cities around the country that have had protests following the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has come under criticism recently. Protesters in Portland, Oregon, say agents arrested people without