The fence and ancillary security are reported to be in excess of $1.1 million.
It’s worth noting Whitmer’s hypocrisy, common among Democrat leaders, is even more prevalent when taking into account she attacked President Donald Trump for using barriers to prevent illegal immigration.
The Michigan governor called Trump’s border wall “costly and ineffective” in February 2017, a week after suggesting the money would be better spent elsewhere.
“$40 BILLION for the wall,” Whitmer tweeted.
“Think how many kids that would educate, how many roads, bridges, and pipes it would fix.”
In 2018, Whitmer also said, “it is time we get back to building bridges, not walls.”
“Trump’s proposed Mexican border wall would be costly & ineffective. Both Republicans & Democrats agree”
Whitmer spokeswoman Tiffany Brown said of Whitmer’s expensive security upgrades on her home:
“Routine maintenance and upgrades are performed as needed to ensure the safety, security, and protection of any sitting governor and the first family,” The Detroit News reported.
She added that funds from the executive office budget would be used for the fence.
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