During a new appearance on “The Joe Pags Show”, Ted Nugent criticized Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer for her stringent stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I thank God every day for the Nancy Pelosis and the Gretchen Whitmers, because they are so offensive, they are so rotten to the core, so dishonest, so not only abusing power, but forcing power on other people,” Nugent said.
“Gretchen Whitmer is an embarrassment to good, decent, hard-working American families, especially in my beloved birth state of Michigan,” he continued. “It’s not her fault. It’s the apathy of the conservatives that didn’t vote…
“If you and I talked 20 years ago, that was my first condemnation of the American Dream — that apathy ushers in tyrants in power and criminals like [former FBI director] James Comey and [former CIA director] John Brennan and Gretchen Whitmer.”
Nugent also defended demonstrators who protested Michigan’s coronavirus emergency measures.
On Tuesday, Whitmer claimed that some of the people who demonstrated at the state Capitol building “carried nooses and Confederate flags and swastikas.”
He said: “Gretchen Whitmer is not only nasty, but she’s a liar. She claimed there were guys there with automatic weapons. I happen to know for a fact there was not one automatic weapon in that protest. They’re liars — they lie, they lie, they lie. They are possessed by hate of freedom and individual choice on some issues, but then they force that individual choice on everybody else on other issues — need I explain.
“So, God bless the protesters, but now is the time for civil disobedience against illegal laws, against unjust decrees, and I’m proud to see that happen,” Ted added. “And the Nugent family stands shoulder to shoulder with all those great independent, freedom-demanding… You can’t just love freedom — you have to demand it. So God bless them.”