‘Quality guru’ unveils GOP gov campaign, blasts Whitmer’s COVID response

Lansing – Republican businessman Perry Johnson, a self-described “quality guru,” held his first public event as a candidate for governor Wednesday, using it to argue Gov. Gretchen Whitmer failed to follow science in responding to COVID-19.

Johnson, 74, of Bloomfield Hills spoke to a crowd of about 100 people inside downtown Lansing’s Radisson hotel. He said the Democratic incumbent should have lifted restrictions on businesses more quickly during the pandemic and her decisions did not make sense.

Republican Perry Johnson launches his campaign for governor with an event in Lansing on Wednesday, Feb.  23, 2022.

“She did not pay attention to science, the science of statistics,” he told the crowd. “What we needed to do was recognize the basic foundation on which this country was founded: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

He added later, “By golly, if we’re going to take that liberty away, let’s pay attention and give it back as soon as we can. And that was our mistake.”

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