Whitmer Backs Biden Amid Claims She Said Michigan Is Unwinnable

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) of Michigan has firmly denied reports suggesting she told President Biden’s campaign that he is likely to lose her state. The denial follows a Politico report that claimed Whitmer expressed these concerns after Biden’s disappointing debate performance.

Whitmer responded to the allegations on X (formerly Twitter), stating, “Anyone who claims I would say that we can’t win Michigan is full of s—. Let’s go.” Her statement aims to dispel rumors and reaffirm her support for Biden’s campaign.

The Politico article reported on a call between Whitmer and Biden campaign Chair Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, during which Whitmer allegedly conveyed that Michigan was no longer winnable for Biden after his debate performance. However, Whitmer has since emphasized her belief in Biden’s ability to carry the state in the upcoming election.

This situation underscores the broader anxiety within the Democratic Party regarding Biden’s electoral prospects. Despite her public reassurances, the alleged conversation has sparked discussions about potential internal rifts and the party’s strategy moving forward.

According to FOX News, Whitmer was reportedly frustrated by suggestions that she could replace Biden on the ticket after his debate performance. This internal friction illustrates the delicate balance Democrats must maintain between displaying unity and addressing legitimate concerns about Biden’s candidacy.

Political commentator Josh Kraushaar noted on social media, “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.” This view was shared by other media personalities who analyzed the potential impact of Whitmer’s reported comments.

Despite the controversy, Whitmer continues to express her support for Biden. She encouraged her followers with a rallying cry, “Let’s go,” emphasizing her commitment to the president’s campaign.

As the election draws nearer, the Democratic Party is confronted with the challenge of maintaining cohesion and confidence amid growing concerns. Whitmer’s denial of the Politico report highlights the party’s efforts to stay united and focused on the task ahead, even as they navigate internal and external pressures.