Michigan lawmakers are initiating a push to impeach Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer over new lockdown orders issued by her.
According to The Daily Wire:
A “growing list” of Michigan state lawmakers are calling for Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s impeachment over her handling of the coronavirus.
Michigan state Rep. Matt Maddock, a Republican, tweeted Monday that he and several other state lawmakers will support legislative hearings potentially to remove Whitmer from office. Maddock’s announcement comes after Whitmer placed the state under new lockdown restrictions despite the Michigan State Supreme Court throwing out her emergency orders.
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
He expanded on his statement in a post on the social media platform Parler. He said that GOP state Reps. Daire Rendon, Beau LaFave, Ryan Berman, and Shane Hernandez, as well as GOP state Sens. Dan Lauwers and Lana Theis have joined the push to impeach Michigan’s governor.
The Michigan State Supreme Court overturned Whitmer’s emergency lockdown orders in early October and later denied a request by her office to leave her restrictions in place for several more weeks until a replacement strategy could be worked out. The court ruled that her orders should never have continued past April when the original emergency order would have timed out under Michigan state law.
Most of the regulations were put back in place saying that precedent from the 1918 flu pandemic gave her the power to do so.