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Tue Jul 9, 2024, 10:27 PM Jul 9

Gretchen Whitmer supports Biden. Some think she should run instead.

Source: NPR

By Mia Venkat and Manuela López Restrepo, July 9, 2024

Gretchen Whitmer is the governor of Michigan, and also co-chair of the Biden-Harris reelection campaign. Consider This host Juana Summers asked the governor if she shares concerns over President Biden’s fitness to serve and his mental acuity:

“I don't,” Whitmer said. “I've got complete confidence in our president. He has the receipts, he's delivered, whether it's on shoring supply chains or bringing down the cost of insulin, protecting the woman's right to make her own decisions about her body. These are the fundamentals that I know are weighing on voters all across the country. This president has delivered on these and he's an incredibly decent, hard working public servant. And I'm very, very supportive of his re-election.”


Summers also asked Whitmer if she thought President Biden was the person best positioned to defeat Donald Trump in November. Here’s how she responded:

“Listen, President Biden is the Democratic candidate. I am a co-chair of the Biden-Harris campaign. I am proud to be because I know as governor that this president has done more to help us in Michigan,” she said. “So I do think that four more years with this president will help Michiganders get ahead. It'll help Americans everywhere get ahead. And that's why I am unwavering in my support,” she said.

Read more: https://view.nl.npr.org/?qs=15ee813bacd4a78869fafe61815d344e8469e2f788a8d592069be438f88fe3ae4199cc33d3f83c9cdc3040bdcf3f8fc68949b1dcc4178a79ffe8f3c8c684be5694637f62035c13f1d07a4cb8946c1fe9b774270a8d77a49b

Michigan is a key battleground swing state, so this is important. Incidentally the governor has a book coming out today called "True Gretch."
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Think. Again.

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1. Gretchen Whitmer supports Biden. Some think trump's other properties should be searched for other stolen documents.
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 10:31 PM
Jul 9

Fixed it.


(15,700 posts)
2. LOL, now that would be a headline.
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 10:40 PM
Jul 9

That was part of the title, so I posted it, but it's all about Whitmer's confidence in Biden with a couple of paragraphs about her latest book (great title) and future plans (a little vague).

p.s. I just came across a direct link to the interview: https://www.npr.org/2024/07/09/nx-s1-4955762/michigan-governor-gretchen-whitmer-has-complete-confidence-in-bidens-candidacy


(9,067 posts)
3. Whitmer completely supports the president
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 11:18 PM
Jul 9

But what idiots would seriously suggest we nominate a relatively unknown white female governor of a predominantly white state instead of the Black Vice president of the United States and former senator of the largest and wealthiest state in the union.


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4. Here's Governor Whitmer's interview from MSNBC tonight fully supporting President Biden:
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:43 AM
Jul 10
'Roll up your sleeves': Gov. Whitmer calls on Democrats to focus on Biden reelection - Alex Wagner - MSNBC


(13,793 posts)
5. "Some think?" Really? Hey, NPR. "Some think" you should be focusing on trump's criminality and his danger to democracy.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 02:30 AM
Jul 10
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