A Michigan business owner went savage on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her insane lockdown orders, interrupting a live local newscast to slam the health orders and the federal aid programs that have presented him with a devastating choice:
Break the law or give up his livelihood.
Dave Morris characterized Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest lockdown orders as “tyranny” while claiming that the federal aid program meant to help small businesses stay afloat through the pandemic was wasted on “special interests and campaign donors.”
“They abandoned me, and they put me in a position where I have to fight back, okay?” Morris told a local news reporter.
Morris has reopened his restaurant, D&R’s Daily Grind Café in Portage, against new health orders mandating that indoor dining be closed for several weeks. Morris received a warning on Dec. 1 from the Kalamazoo County to abide by the order or risk fines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to MLive.com. County officials themselves do not intend to crack down on Morris.
When the reporter asked if Morris thought what he is doing is “right,” Morris responded with an emphatic “absolutely.”
“I feel everybody needs to stand up,” Morris went on to say. “You could’ve given me money and I’d gladly walk away for 60 days and let this virus settle down. I’m not going to do it alone, okay?”
Morris then told the reporter that he fully intends to violate the order and keep his business open. The man said he also plans to file a lawsuit against the state due to the order that has prevented him from being able to serve the customers who frequent his restaurant.
“This isn’t an order, this is a conspiracy. This is a tyranny,” Morris stated.
The reporter then asked Morris if he had a message for other business owners who were in his same situation.
“Wake up. Stand up. This is America. Be free,” he replied.
An angry business owner interrupted me moments before my live hit. He wanted to express his anger about Michigan’s current covid-19 restrictions. So, ok kool you can express your anger, just know I’m asking hard questions in return.💪🏾Journalism 101 always be ready! pic.twitter.com/TIcJRv8R4J
— Tarvarious Haywood (@TarvariousWWMT) December 3, 2020