THE move to impeach Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer is gaining traction as Michigan counties push ahead.
Whitmer came under fire for her coronavirus restrictions on businesses during the pandemic, with the lockdown sparking mass protests.
On Nov. 20, The Kalkaska County Board of Commissioners voted 4-2, to approve a resolution in support of impeaching Whitmer.
According to Michigan Live, the measure will now be sent to the Michigan legislature for consideration.
Whitmer’s Covid restrictions angered Republicans after she and the Department of Health and Human Services issued a three-week order limiting indoor social gatherings last week.
Whitmer called it a “targeted approach” informed by epidemiologists and public health experts.
She renewed her call for the Republican-led Legislature to codify a mask requirement in law in part to send a unified message to the public, calling it “the best weapon we have against our common enemy.” The proposed legislation is opposed by GOP legislative leaders.
She noted that lawmakers enacted laws keeping intact unemployment benefits and addressing other matters after the state Supreme Court’s October ruling striking down a law she repeatedly used to respond to the pandemic, but said her administration can continue largely combatting the pandemic unilaterally under a health law.
“This is precisely the power that one of the justices pointed to in terms of actions we can and should be taking throughout this pandemic,” the governor said.
Republican Representative Beau LaFave, Matt Maddock and Daire Rendon issued the impeachment resolution a… (Read more)
rights of the people of Michigan, issuing executive orders against the interests of the people and state, and using state resources to reward political allies.
— Beau M. LaFave (@BeauMattLaFave) November 18, 2020