GOP leader in Michigan apologizes for using an expletive to describe Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as crazy

A Republican legislative leader in Michigan apologized Thursday for using an expletive to describe Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as crazy, saying it was “disrespectful and unnecessary.” The Collegian at Hillsdale College quoted Senate Majority Mike Shirkey’s comments to Republican students last week. He combined the word “bat” and an obscenity while saying Whitmer and Democratic lawmakers are on the “crazy spectrum.”