Gretchen whitmer husband boat. Michigan governor gretchen whitmer responds to questions over husbands reported boat request. Gretchen whitmer on tuesday attempted to quell growing criticism after her husband dropped her name while trying to get his boat in the water for the memorial day weekend. Gretchen whitmer claimed her husband was just kidding when he dropped her name in an attempt to speed up the installation of his boat ahead of memorial day. Gretchen whitmer faced backlash from republican lawmakers after a reported request from her husband to get the familys boat out on the water before memorial day weekend far from.