BREAKING NEWS – Lansing, Michigan – Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer raised eyebrows after she tweeted a photo of a prayer candle featuring Stacey Abrams’ face.

“Good morning!” Whitmer tweeted with a photo of the candle, featuring an image of Abrams with a halo around her head.

Some news outlets and political pundits mocked Whitmer for the tweet relating politics to religion.

Michigan GOP Chair Laura Cox said she was “insulted” by the photo in a statement.

Whitmer responded to the fallout in a tweet. “As a devout Catholic and a governor, I believe I have the power to make certain declarations,” she explained. “Thus, by the power vested in me, I am now making it acceptable for people to pray to Stacey Abrams, because I have made her the patron saint of the inner city.”

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