(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Michigan Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hinted at a possible presidential run in 2028 and beyond in a recent interview, despite dismissing the idea of entering the 2024 race.
During an interview on MSNBC’s Inside with Jen Psaki, Whitmer, 51, stressed that she does enjoy being the governor of Michigan but if she sees problems going unsolved she would not hesitate to join the race, Breitbart reported.
“I don’t know what the future look like, Jen,” she said, responding to Psaki’s questioning. “When I left the legislature, I thought I was never going to run for office again, and here I am in my fifth year as governor of this state. I know enough about myself that if I see a problem that’s not getting fixed and I think I can do something about it, I’m going to roll my sleeves and try. ”
Whitmer then mentioned that her mother passed away at 59, and while she would not dismiss the idea of a presidential run entirely it is possible she may not enter the race due to health concerns.
Michigan’s governor found herself in hot water last week when a story broke that she allotted pandemic relief funding to create critical race theory curricula for K-12 graders via the University of Michigan’s school of Education and Michigan Virtual.
The project was developed by the Governor’s Education Advisory Council, which has 15 members, all approved by the governor. Whitmer approved the grant to the institutions, along with additional teacher learning programs.
The courses include “Anti-Racism and Social Justice Teaching and Leadership” and “Anti-Racist Trauma-Informed Practice in PreK-12 Education,” “Social-Emotional Learning: Equity Elaborations,” “Social-Emotional Learning: Assessment Mechanisms” and 11 others.
Whitmer also deemed it appropriate to apologize for her tyrannical COVID lockdowns two years after the fact, admitting that the banning of purchasing seeds and gardening supplies was misguided.
She also downplayed her involvement in the high death toll COVID took in Michigan nursing homes.
Some argue that the governor is attempting to rebrand herself for a surprise 2024 run.