Michigan gov responds to boat controversy, says hubby had ‘failed attempt at humor’

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer claimed her husband was just kidding when he dropped her name in an attempt to speed up the installation of his boat ahead of Memorial Day.

“Knowing it wouldn’t make a difference, he jokingly asked if being married to me might move him up,” Whitmer said of her husband, Marc Mallory, during a press conference Tuesday.

“He regrets it. I wish it wouldn’t have happened. And that’s really all we have to say about it,” she added.

The comments came after Whitmer — whose strict coronavirus lockdown policies have caused infamous revolts in the state — took heat when it appeared her husband was trying to flout the rules.

Three days after Whitmer announced that she was lifting some restrictions in areas before Memorial Day weekend, her hubby apparently tried to cut the queue at a marina so his boat would be in the waters by the holiday.

“Being Memorial weekend and the fact that we started working three weeks late means there is no chance this is going to happen,” NorthShore Dock LLC owner Tad Dowker wrote last week in a Facebook post about the incident.

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