Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer chided her husband for using her name when asking to get his boat in the water ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
The Democrat responded to the ensuing controversy by saying her husband, Dr. Marc Mallory, was simply making a bad joke.
“My husband made a failed attempt at humor last week when checking in with a small business that helps with our boat and dock up north,” Whitmer said during a press conference Tuesday. “Knowing it wouldn’t make a difference, he jokingly asked if being married to me might move him up in the queue. Obviously, with the motorized boating prohibition in our early days