It doesn't take a rocket scientist -- nor should it take a top aide to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer -- to realize the potential bad optics as the pandemic rages in the state.
Tricia L. Foster, Whitmer's chief operations officer, posted several photos on social media from Siesta Key, south of Tampa, last week, reports Breitbart, which shows screen shots from her social media. The original posts were removed.
The photos surface a week after Whitmer publicly expressed concern April 3 about spring break travel, particularly to Florida.
The Whitmer camp pointed out that Foster had recoverd from Covid and was fully vaccinated.
The Detroit News reports:
A spokesman for the governor didn’t refute the Breitbart report but blasted the conservative news site.
“This is a partisan attack from a garbage white nationalist website,” spokesman Bobby Leddy said in a statement. "Trish Foster is fully recovered from Covidf and fully vaccinated."
He pointed out the CDC issued new guidelines this week that support fully vaccinated people traveling within the U.S. without needing to be tested for the disease, or self-quarantining themselves afterward.