LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office says she traveled out of state more than a month ago to visit her elderly father, a snowbird who lives in Florida and has a chronic disease.
The disclosure Monday came weeks after the governor warned the public about spring break trips amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
Two of her top aides vacationed in southern states despite a state recommendation to avoid travel.
Spokesman Bobby Leddy says Whitmer “did not go on spring break” and went to “assist her elderly father, who is battling a chronic illness.”
The Michigan Republican Party accused Whitmer of hypocrisy.