WATCH: Whitmer Argues Restrictive Policies Don’t Matter as Much Since It’s Snowing in Michigan Anyway

Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer made the interesting argument that her current restrictive policies do not matter as much since it’s snowing in Michigan anyway.


Social media users are sharing photos and videos of the “operation gridlock” protest in Michigan.

DetroitFreePress reports drivers are flocking to Michigan’s Capitol today in advance of a noon “Operation Gridlock” protest over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest stay home order that was extended to May 1 in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Though the rally begins at noon, drivers are already jamming the streets around the Capitol building as of 11 a.m.

“Everyone, every citizen, every business owner needs to get out of their house, out of their chair and get in their car, or truck, or anything that is legal to drive on taxpayer funded roads. Then drive to Lansing to circle the Michigan Capitol Building,” the Facebook event about the rally said earlier this week. “Come prepared for a traffic jam in Lansing! We WANT gridlock.”

The protest is organized by the the Michigan Conservative Coalition, a group of supporters of President Donald Trump that was founded by state Rep. Matt Maddock, R-Milford, and is now run by his wife, Meshawn Maddock.

More than an hour before the “Operation Gridlock” rally, trucks bedecked in flags, pulling boat trailers, sporting hand painted messages on their roofs have gathered around the state Capitol.

A decent amount of protesters are on foot as well.

Massive convoy heading from Lowell to Lansing for . Group is protesting @GovWhitmer extending stay-at-home order through end of April. Saying it violates their rights @wzzm13

Looks like Michigan residents are mighty pissed off. @GovWhitmer

This is the scene outside the MI Capitol in Lansing this morning as demonstrators arrive for a vehicle-based demonstration against the stay-at-home order.

You can watch the protest here.