We Heart: Governor Gretchen Whitmer, That “Young Woman in Michigan”

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“[A] woman governor” remains scarce: Only nine of our fifty state leaders identify as a woman.

Embarrassing? Sure. Surprising? Of course not. 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer—the second female governor in Michigan’s history—is taking the lead in the fight against COVID-19. Michigan arose as a hotbed for the virus in recent weeks, and Whitmer has been busy taking action to abate the spread. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer offers an update on Michigan’s response to coronavirus. (ABC12)

To successfully protect Michigan residents, Whitmer is working with the federal government—in spite of the fact that President Trump, long known for attacking women, has repeatedly lashed out at Whitmer.

In a press conference on Thursday, Trump disdainfully referred to Whitmer as “the young, a woman governor.”

And on Friday, he asked Vice President Mike Pence to stop calling…

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