Whitmer rejects ‘full of sh*t’ report she said Biden can’t win Michigan

There’s a certain vulgarity that plays out more and more with today’s Democratic Party, as seen in Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s response to an anonymous source claiming the governor warned the Biden campaign that her state is “no longer winnable” for the president due to his dismal debate performance.

Taking to X, Whitmer rejected the reporting that she made such a claim after the debate exposed Biden’s age and mental acuity as legitimate concerns.

“Anyone who claims I would say that we can’t win Michigan is full of sh*t. Let’s go,” Whitmer posted.

There appears to be burgeoning support for Whitmer to potentially replace Biden on the Democratic presidential ticket, though Politico reported the frustrated governor told Biden Campaign Chair Jennifer O’Malley Dillon on a phone call she “hated the way her name was being floated as a replacement for Biden and she wasn’t behind the chatter.”

The effort to draft “Big Gretch” comes amid a report that some Democrat donors prefer her going up against former President Donald Trump in November.

In a statement to The Detroit News, Whitmer pledged her allegiance to the 81-year-old cognitively challenged president and insisted he could win Michigan.

“I am proud to support Joe Biden as our nominee and I am behind him 100% in the fight to defeat Donald Trump,” she said. “Not only do I believe Joe can win Michigan, I know he can because he’s got the receipts: he’s lowered health care costs, brought back manufacturing jobs, and is committed to restoring the reproductive freedom women lost under Donald Trump.”

Politico’s Jonathan Martin reported that a Whitmer rival could be behind the “political blade work,” as seen here:

Even more revealing is how word of the call reached me: from someone close to a potential 2028 Whitmer rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. This person said Whitmer had phoned O’Malley Dillon with more of an unambiguous SOS: to relay that Michigan, in the wake of the debate, was no longer winnable for Biden.

That such political bladework is already taking place illustrates how badly her rivals want to wound Whitmer, by portraying her as being disloyal to Biden in his hour of need. Yet it also captures what an extraordinary, and extraordinarily precarious, moment this is for the well-stocked bench of Democratic governors who are eager to succeed Biden.

Social media users were not impressed with Whitmer’s foul mouth, and while America has a short memory some still remember the lockdown queen’s actions during the so-called COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story, as seen on X:

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