Shortly after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced new COVID-19 restrictions to help stop the spread of the virus across the state, "Big Gretch" was a trending Twitter topic.
Related: Whitmer announces '3-week pause' to include ending in-person dining, closing movie theatres & more
From people who applauded her efforts to those who are upset with the new restrictions or COVID-19 in general, there was plenty to be said on the social media platform Sunday evening.
Big Gretch said #Michigan #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/GxVpHonIhz
— Mr Tube Talk (@mrtubetalk) November 15, 2020
Gretchen Whitmer... you are the worst. The flat out worst.
— Caleb Houser (@calebhouser9) November 15, 2020
big gretch abt to shut all this down & im so here for it pic.twitter.com/DCWylC62kR
— nia🤎 (@niadawseyy) November 15, 2020
Yeah and how good of a job has she done with that?! Bahahaha she is a joke. She’s gone way too far with this power trip of hers
— Madison Franklin (@Madison78564796) November 15, 2020
Big Gretch enforcing this shutdown after being harrassed, bullied, and was threatned to be kidnapped is a true testimate to her character. Glad to have that woman from michigan as my governor.
— Dylan (@DylanjohnJones) November 15, 2020
Big Gretch is closing down Michigan again and the only thing people care about is that they can’t go out to the bars and restaurants. There’s people dying y’all...Do better
— Kels (@kelsmorgan_) November 15, 2020
@GovWhitmer you are a joke
— Frank Lawrence (@frank_john8907) November 15, 2020
Big Gretch shutting Michigan down for 3 weeks, which is awesome so I don’t have to make up an excuse as to why I’m not going to the gym
— Arby’s fan acct (@MichiganTez) November 15, 2020
People who I love have been dining in at restaurants every single day. I'm horrified but can't do anything about it. Big Gretch can and did though. This may be saving my loved ones' lives. Thank you @GovWhitmer!
— Kelley Ann Hornyak (@poeticonic) November 16, 2020
I feel bad for friends of mines at the strip clubs, restaurants & movie theaters who can't work because Gov. Whitmer wants to be mom to everyone. A politician can't save you from covid-19. #whitmer #Michigan #OpenTheNation #nomoreshutdowns
— Attie Pollard (Tony) (@AttiePollard) November 16, 2020
Big 👏🏼 Gretch 👏🏼 shall 👏🏼 not 👏🏼 be 👏🏼 de 👏🏼 terred 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
My Queen is a GOVERNOR. pic.twitter.com/KRAB7sZtY3
— Megan Ferguson (@OUfergie) November 16, 2020