GOP Leaders Praise Whitmer for “Historic” Job-Creating Investments at GMWhitmer rallies bipartisan support for $7 billion GM investment that will create 4,000 new jobs in Michigan.

GOP leaders praise Whitmer for historic job growth.

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Michigan’s top GOP officials praised Governor Whitmer for securing a $7 billion investment from General Motors Co., marking a significant move from the partisan clashes that have defined the last two years.

According to The Detroit News, GM executives were joined by Governor Whitmer and lawmakers from both parties as they announced the investment, which they expect to create 4,000 jobs in Michigan.

House Speaker Jason Wentworth, the top Republican in the Michigan House of Representatives, thanked Governor Whitmer for her willingness “to work with anyone from either side of the aisle to find a way to make this work.”

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarkdale, called the news “historic” and noted, “High-quality jobs don’t have a party affiliation.”

In her remarks, Governor Whitmer called the investment “proof of what’s possible when we work together.”

“As we get closer to an election, often, it becomes impossible to get big things done,” Sen. Curtis Hertel, D-East Lansing said. “But this is a reminder that good policy is good politics.