Joe Biden heaped praise on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday, saying, “There’s not a better governor” in the country.
Speaking to supporters in Detroit, Biden said, “There’s not a better governor in the United States of America than Gretchen Whitmer,” triggering applause from the audience:
Joe Biden: “There’s not a better governor in the United States of America than Gretchen Whitmer.” pic.twitter.com/evHiEGT44o
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Biden went on to call her a leader.
“You stand up straight and tall and you don’t bend,” he said.
Biden said Whitmer “stepped up” during the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly one-third of coronavirus-related deaths in the state have occurred in nursing homes, after Whitmer instituted a controversial policy of sending virus patients to long-term care facilities to recuperate, inadvertently spreading the disease to the most vulnerable.
He went on to say she is “pretty much doing it better