A war of words is triggered by a comment by Republican state senate leader Mike Shirkey, who told the Hillsdale College student newspaper that Gov. Whitmer was, bat-blank-crazy and that Democrats are on a crazy spectrum.
Shirkey says he apologized to the governor. Shirkey says he used poor judgement.
Whitmer spokesman Zack Pohl called Shirkey’s comments sexist and said “it seems clear that women in power make the Senate majority leader very uncomfortable.”
The two elected officials been at odds over the state budget.