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Michigan House member Matt Maddock (R) stated that he was pushing the paperwork to impeach Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Whitmer has been one of the most authoritative governors in 2020 and many of her constituents are fed up.
Her hypocritical COVID lockdown rules have destroyed small businesses and ruined lives.
And she shows no sign of giving up her thirst for power.
Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Governor Gretchen Whitmer's lockdown orders are unconstitutional, and that she needs to work with the state legislative branch. https://t.co/S8SNPcspJb pic.twitter.com/jIhk650xA6
— PatriotPrayerUSA (@PatriotPrayerUS) October 4, 2020
So, apparently @GovWhitmer is just going to act like she didn't personally enact lockdown measures so unconstitutional that the Michigan Supreme Court had to shut them down?
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) October 19, 2020
Despite the Michigan Supreme Court shutting her down, she’s pushing for a “three-week pause.”
Tonight, @MichiganHHS issued an emergency order that enacts a three-week pause, targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities to curb our state’s rising #COVID19 infection rates. pic.twitter.com/yEc0enVPBX
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) November 16, 2020
As reported by The Detroit News:
The ruling found Whitmer had no authority to extend her emergency declaration past April 30 under the 1976 Emergency Management Act, which contained a 28-day time limit without the approval of the Legislature.
The justices also found the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act was unconstitutional because it unlawfully transferred powers unique to the legislative branch to the executive branch.
Nearly every state in the nation is under some form of emergency, making Michigan an “outlier” in the United States even as case rates rise in the Upper Peninsula, Whitmer said.
The article continues to state:
The practical effect of the ruling is that it alerts anyone suing the state over Whitmer’s emergency powers that cases reaching the Supreme Court would result in a majority finding the 1976 law unconstitutional.
It also provides advice to the federal judge who requested the ruling and is currently presiding over the case brought by medical centers against Whitmer.
The order essentially brings an end to Whitmer’s emergency powers without legislative approval, but there are differing takes as to when the practical effect of the ruling would be felt.
Breitbart had this to say in response to Queen Whitmer’s newest lockdowns:
Whitmer is shuttering in-person learning for high schoolers, arguing that population has the most contact with their peers. Amateur organized sports, including the current high school playoff seasons, are also “paused.”
Indoor dining at restaurants and bars is also banned in the new order. As are theaters, movie theaters, stadiums, arenas, bowling centers, ice skating rinks, indoor water parks, bingo halls, casinos, and arcades. Group fitness classes were also nixed.
The Republican-led legislature has largely been impotent amid Whitmer’s avalanche of orders.
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) said Sunday night that he was “disappointed” with Whitmer’s announcement.
“We are disappointed that Gov. Whitmer chose to go it alone, again. The Senate Republicans will continue working with our doctors and the medical community on ways we can combat this virus and are ready to work with the Governor when she decides to work as a team to fight this virus,” he said.
— Sen. Mike Shirkey (@SenMikeShirkey) November 15, 2020
Maddock took things a step further:
Today, myself and a growing list of Michigan Legislators have decided that @GovWhitmer has crossed the line and will be calling for #ImpeachWhitmer hearings. The list of violations is long and the call is overdue #MIGOP #MILEG
— Matt Maddock (@matthewmaddock) November 16, 2020
Maddock also had this to say to Gateway Pundit:
Maddock told the Gateway Pundit: “Something had to be done. She’s ruining this great state. Small businesses and most dine-in restaurants will be dead by the end of the year. She’s caused the deaths of many vulnerable elderly people who died alone, scared, and pointlessly. This was long overdue,” Maddock said.
You can watch Whitmer’s bizarre press conference here:
Join us live. https://t.co/5Qbq6wqjZy
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) November 15, 2020