The White House’s top coronavirus is urging Michiganders to “rise up” against new restrictions imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) to help control spread of the deadly disease in the Wolverine State.

On Sunday, Whitmer announced that she would combat a spike in COVID-19 cases in her state, according to Axios. They include:

“Suspending organized sports, halting in-person classes and closing restaurants and bars to indoor dining.

“Whitmer said Michigan was in ‘the worst moment of this pandemic to date,’ after the state confirmed a record 44,019 people new cases and 416 more deaths in the past week.”

Soon after Whitmer put the new restrictions in place, Atlas tweeted out what sounded like a direct call for violent action:

Just last month, 14 people were charged with plotting an act of domestic terrorism which included plans to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, “overthrow” the state government, and execute Whitmer on television in the hope of touching off a “civil war.”

The governor responded to Atlas in a video, insisting that she would not be “bullied into not following reputable scientists and medical professionals.”

Realizing that he had overstepped his bounds, Atlas tried to walk back his first tweet:

But social media wasn’t buying the doctor’s halfhearted mea culpa:

One of the best things about Donald Trump losing the election is that all of his incompetent and unhinged advisers and hangers-on will go with him.

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