Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer put herself at the center of a storm by politicizing pandemic lockdowns and embracing left-wing protests that became super-spreader events. Despite the efforts of the coronavirus task force and Trump Administration to slow the infection rate across the country, Michigan continues to see spikes in new cases.
No doubt contributing to the spread and spike in cases is the riots and protests that have happened continually throughout the state. Gov. Whitmer signaling her dissent with the science, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with thousands of others at one of the protests.
The fact the state recently surpassed the 150,000 infection mark is a testament to her failed leadership and penchant for targeting conservatives and small businesses. But commonsense has prevailed among everyday people, and Republican lawmakers soundly beat her in the courts.
“Another big win at the Supreme Court today! The law is the law, and partisan politics can’t change that. The people will finally have their voices heard in this process. The House is in again tomorrow, and I hope the Governor is ready to cooperate,” Michigan Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield reportedly tweeted.
Lee Chatfield is the Speaker of the House in the state of Michigan. He tweeted this in response to the Michigan Supreme Court ruling against Governor Whitmer’s request to “extend” her “emergency powers.” Powers, that Chatfield and the citizens of Michigan say she has abused by going on a radical power grab.
After issuing yet another string of radical lockdown orders, via her Emergency Powers of Governor Acts, the Michigan Supreme Court struck down her unconstitutional measure in a 4-3 vote. This was the second time the state’s legislature brought a civil lawsuit against Gov. Whitmer for acting like a totalitarian dictator.
The radical governor’s latest order attempted to bypass sensible social distancing protocols and shutter the economy until after the election. She pushed to mandate masks outdoors while limiting the number of people in stores to such a low level that businesses would go bankrupt. Despite her unwillingness to work with the state legislature on a bipartisan pandemic response, she continues to press her liberal friends in the fake news media to push a patently false compassion narrative.
“I’m concerned about unemployment, and I’m concerned about ensuring our local municipalities and school boards have the ability to meet remotely,” Gov. Whitmer reportedly said.
Contrary to the positive tone provided by the fake news media, there has been no action to help struggling businesses and the tanked economy by the Governor in Michigan.
Proof that the people of Michigan are fed up with Gov. Whitmer’s radical lockdown measures was when sheriff departments refused to carry out her unconstitutional lockdown orders on business owners. One defiant 77-year-old Michigan barber refused to shutter his shop after being wrongly denied unemployment. She sent state troopers to issue a shutdown order on the senior citizen barber. And when he prevailed in court, Gov. Whitmer illegally stripped him of his license to do business.
“These executive orders are not a suggestion, they’re not optional, they’re not helpful hints,” Gov. Whitmer said after exceeding her lawful authority.
She found out that once the rulings of left-wing politicians pretending to be judges are appealed, the law prevails. Gov. Whitmer suffered a humiliating defeat by the small business owner that took her and her administration to the mat. The recent ruling only adds weight to the fact she has acted like a third-world dictator rather than a leader of the people.
Since taking office, the first-time governor has sowed division and chaos. Her winning campaign promise was to “fix the damn roads.” She failed to tell voters her plan was to add a 49-cent gas tax to every gallon. Whitmer is a one-and-done governor.