“I am human. I made a mistake.” Whitmer apologizes after photo surfaces of her unmasked at Michigan bar

After a photo surfaced of Michigan Governor Whitmer unmasked at a table in an East Lansing bar with a dozen other people, seemingly against her own COVID orders, her press secretary released a statement with her apology.

“Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been committed to following public health protocols,” Whitmer said in the Sunday statement.

“Yesterday, I went with friends to a local restaurant,” she continued. “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.”

Per the AP “Michigan restaurants and bars remain subject to capacity limits and social distancing requirements. Current orders require six people or fewer at tables and distances of 6 feet (1.83 meters) between tables.”