LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, issued the following statement Friday evening in response Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement that restaurants will be forced to remain closed until after the new year:
“Since day one I have asked the administration for the information they have used to continuously run Michigan businesses into the ground. And since day one, these requests have gone unanswered.
“The hospitality industry is one of Michigan’s largest and most successful — yet they’re being cast to the side without so much as the courtesy to show what they can do to reopen, even though they’ve done their part to keep both patrons and employees safe.
“I cannot begin to put into words the sadness and frustration I feel for the people who had to go lock up their doors one last time because they simply couldn’t stay afloat anymore. Unfortunately, many Michiganders have had their dream cut short and were forced to close their doors solely because of the actions of this governor. They weren’t even given a chance to survive, yet every person in the administration has continued to receive a paycheck without any interruptions.
“The idea of someone who has no stake in your business, who has not put in any of the work or long hours, who has not invested a dime in your business’s success, unilaterally closing your doors and preventing you from earning a living, while they continue to collect a paycheck, is appalling.”