Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Booed at NFL Draft in Detroit

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, faced loud boos at the NFL draft in Detroit on Saturday.

Introduced as “Big Gretch,” she announced the Detroit Lions’ fourth-round pick, met with a chorus of boos. Despite attempts to engage the crowd, including hyping attendance records, boos persisted.

Debate on social media emerged regarding the balance of cheers and boos. Whitmer, who won her 2022 reelection campaign focusing on abortion rights, faced comparisons to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, also frequently booed. A viral moment saw cheers for hometown hero Eminem overshadow Goodell’s reception, highlighting the lively atmosphere.

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