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Port Huron restaurant owner issues apology for Facebook comment suggesting governor kill herself

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 12:26:44-04

An owner of a restaurant in downtown Port Huron issued an apology after a Facebook comment about Governor Gretchen Whitmer received community backlash.

Mark Wrubel, who is the co-owner of Chef Shell's Restaurant and Catering, said the governor could "go and kill herself" and "do Michigan a huge favor."

On Thursday, Wrubel posted an apology for the comment, saying "emotions got the best of him," and that as a business owner, the pandemic has been stressful for him.

Wrubel's apology was shared onto Chef Shell's Facebook page.