Michigan Gov. Whitmer Says She Has No Interest in Biden Cabinet Post

November 09, 2020, 6:22 AM

Joe Biden and Gretchen Whitmer at a Michigan campaign stop. (Photo: Twitter)

Now that the election is over, the speculation escalates.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer, who was once in the running for this year's vice presidential spot, tries to put a quick halt to any talk of going to Washington. She tells the Detroit Free Press she has no interest in a Cabinet spot in the Biden administration.

"If I wasn't the governor of Michigan and Joe Biden asked me to come join his Cabinet, what would be most of interest to me? I don't know. I haven't thought about that, to tell you the truth.

I was chatting with [former Michigan Gov.] Jim Blanchard the other day. You know he's become a really good friend and a great sounding board. He told me, 'People keep asking me — is she going to go in the Cabinet? I tell them no. Why on earth would a sitting governor want to go into a Cabinet? There's no Cabinet position that's more gratifying as far as the work you can do than being the governor of a state, and especially a state like Michigan.'

And I totally concur with that sentiment. So, I haven't even played that game of thinking through what would I be interested in if I wasn't here. I can't imagine."

In a wide-ranging post-election interview with the Free Press, Whitmer called President Trump  a "superspreader" of the coronavirus, and said: “You can’t run a country via Twitter and social media."

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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