Key Words: ‘I made a mistake’ — Michigan Gov. Whitmer apologizes for violating social distancing rules

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“I am human. I made a mistake, and I apologize.”

That was Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issuing an apology on Sunday after she was seen at a bar in East Lansing with at least 12 other people. Whitmer was violating the state’s social distancing guidelines that prohibit tables of more than six people.

A photo of the gathering, which shows Whitmer seated with at least a dozen other people, was posted on Facebook
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by one of the attendees but was later deleted, according to the Detroit Free Press.

“Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been committed to following public health protocols,” Whitmer said in a statement Sunday. “Yesterday, I went with friends to a local restaurant. As more people arrived, the tables were pushed together. Because we were all vaccinated, we didn’t stop to think about it. In retrospect, I should have thought about it. I am human. I made a mistake, and I apologize.”

Fellow Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom was seen violating his state’s social distancing guidelines in 2020 when he dined indoors at a restaurant in Napa Valley, Calif.

The news comes as the head of the WHO slams ‘scandalous inequity’ in COVID vaccines throughout the world as 10 countries currently account for 75% of the doses administered.