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GOP Social Distancing Violations ‘Dangerous, Irresponsible;’ Whitmer's Violation Unmentioned

Governor’s spokeswoman calls Senate majority leader’s haircut ‘playing partisan politics’

State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey admitted in a TV interview that he violated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders when he got his hair cut twice.

Michigan barbershops and hair salons in the state have only been allowed to reopen as of June 15.

The Detroit News reported that Whitmer’s spokeswoman, Tiffany Brown, said: “More than 5,800 Michiganders have lost their battle with this killer virus. It’s unfathomable that Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey would engage in irresponsible and downright dangerous behavior putting himself, his loved ones, colleagues and others at risk for the sake of playing partisan politics in defiance of orders put in place to save lives.”

On June 4, Gretchen Whitmer posted on the Michigan governor’s page violating her own executive order.

That was when Whitmer violated social-distancing mandates by participating in George Floyd demonstrations.

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