Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon slammed Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s support for the Defund the Police movement during a debate Thursday in Michigan. Whitmer has been a proponent of the left wing movement and has even marched with them and held up signs which read, ‘Defund the Police’. Tudor, on the other hand, is endorsed by the largest police union in the state of Michigan, the police officer’s association of Michigan, and more than two dozen sheriffs.
Tudor outlined her plans during the debate:
My plan will put a billion new dollars into policing to make sure they know they’re supported but also to recruit and retain new police officers. It’s so challenging to bring p0lice officers to a state where the chief executive officer has supported Defund the Police. We’re going to make sure that not only are they supported, they have the tools they need, they have the technology they need, and they have the mental health help they need.
In June 2020, Whitmer told protesters to wear masks and stay six feet apart but appeared to violate her own rules later during a protest in Detroit over the death of George Floyd, Breitbart News reported. “She marched along as the closely packed large group chanted, ‘Hands up, don’t shoot,’ and ‘This is what democracy looks like,’” the outlet said.
.@GovWhitmer @LtGovGilchrist and Bishop Charles Ellis lead a group of marchers in Detroit honoring the life of #GeorgeFloyd. Marchers call out "hands up, don't shoot!" @wxyzdetroit @ABC pic.twitter.com/ExR28L3dIm
— Jenn Schanz (@JennSchanzWXYZ) June 4, 2020