Far-left Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used the term "menstruating people" in a recent state Democratic Party online event, and her Republican challengers had a field day over the controversial Democrat's refusal to say the word "women."
What are the details?
Whitmer said "menstruating people" after being asked about a proposed amendment to the Michigan state constitution protecting abortion access should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade — and what the governor could do if that proposed amendment fails, Fox News said.
“Number one: I have the constitutional ability to bring a lawsuit to protect constitutional rights of people of Michigan,” she told a Zoom event hosted by the state Democratic Party. “So I brought a lawsuit on behalf of all the menstruating people in Michigan — 2.2 million. And another tool I have is to go straight to our state Supreme Court.”
A group called Reproductive Freedom for All is leading the push for the Michigan constitutional amendment, and Fox News said it will only appear on the ballot if the board of state canvassers obtains and certifies by July 11 a minimum number of petition signatures required by state law.
How are Whitmer's GOP challengers reacting?
Whitmer's Republican challengers blasted her reference to "menstruating people" and said it's yet another result of the Democratic Party's continuing leftward push.
"Has the left gone insane? I mean really. Menstruating people? Drag queens in every school? This is not normal behavior. Someone needs to check the Democratic Party. It's starting to seem like COVID was more like mad cow disease," businesswoman Tudor Dixon told Fox News Digital, adding a reference to Democratic Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's recent statement that there should be a "drag queen for every school."
Pastor Ralph Rebandt told Fox News Digital that "our Declaration of Independence addresses ‘the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.’ Gov. Whitmer’s use of politically correct LGBTQ+ language is evidence of a moral collapse in our society."
Rebandt added to the outlet that "a culture that rejects ‘Nature’s God,’ as we did 60 years ago, will eventually reject the ‘Laws of Nature.’ When that happens, God help us, because there’s no line that can’t be crossed."
A spokesperson for businessman Kevin Rinke told Fox News Digital that Whitmer "and her entire administration have shown they are on the extreme, fringe left when it comes to every issue. Between the AG calling for a drag queen in every classroom to the governor making up her own anatomy course, this administration has lost sight of the fact that Michiganders are suffering under their failed leadership."
Fox News said the campaigns of chiropractor Garrett Soldano and real estate broker Ryan Kelley didn't respond to the cable network's request for comment.
The Michigan primaries will be held Aug. 2, Fox News added.
Here's a clip of Rinke on "Fox & Friends First" reacting to Whitmer's "menstruating people" comment: