WATCH: Tucker Blasts Gov. Whitmer “She is a dangerous ideologue who knows nothing about science”

During a recent segment, Tucker Carlson blasted Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, calling her a “dangerous ideologue who knows nothing about science and doesn’t care to learn.”

Tucker Carlson:

Gretchen Whitmer is a ghoul. She is a dangerous ideologue who knows nothing about science and doesn’t care to learn. Whitmer deems elective abortion essential because the abortion lobby has bankrolled her political career. She is encouraging liquor and lotto ticket sales in her state because sin taxes levied on the poorest people in Michigan fund her government. She bans church services because she knows who her political opponents are. These are not decisions rooted in epidemiology or science. They are partisan, political decisions — every one, and she is not the only governor making them right now.

CBS News reports Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday evening that the “irresponsible actions” of protesters in her state this week could lead to an extension of stay-at-home orders. Demonstrators descended on the state Capitol in Lansing Wednesday after Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order through April 30.

“It’s that kind of irresponsible action that puts us in this situation where we might have to actually think about extending stay-at-home orders, which is supposedly what they protesting,” Whitmer, a Democrat, said in an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.

“When you see a political rally – that’s what it was yesterday, a political rally – where people aren’t wearing masks and they’re in close quarters and they’re touching one another, you know that that’s precisely what makes this kind of disease drag out and expose more people,” Whitmer said.

As of Thursday evening, Michigan had confirmed 29,263 cases of COVID-19 and 2,093 deaths due to the coronavirus.

The protest this week took place after a Facebook event titled “Operation Gridlock” called for people to drive around the Capitol building. “Come prepared for a traffic jam in Lansing! We WANT gridlock. Do not park and walk – stay in your vehicles!” said the Facebook event page, created by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and Freedom Fund.