“Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been committed to following public health protocols. On Saturday, I went with friends to a local restaurant. As more people arrived, the tables were pushed together. Because we were all vaccinated, we didn’t stop to think about it,” Whitmer said in a statement on Sunday. “In retrospect, I should have thought about it. I am human. I made a mistake, and I apologize.”
The photo, initially posted on Facebook, was picked up by Breitbart, which reported the photo has now been removed from social media.