Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer will be stripped of her emergency powers. The Michigan state House ultimately voted 60-48 to pass the Unlock Michigan Initiative which removes the emergency powers Gov. Whitmer exercised during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Democrats on the Board of State Canvassers wanted to investigate whether the signatures collected for the Unlock Michigan Initiative–which were in excess of the required 340,000 signatures–were collected properly. This comes even after the partisan Democratic attorney general, Dana Nessel, had already done an investigation and decided not to bring criminal charges.
Organizers of the petition drive, a group called Unlock Michigan, heralded Wednesday’s vote and promised additional campaigns.
“Our Unlock Michigan citizen army collected over 540,000 signatures in just 80 days. Now, 292 days later, we’ll complete our mission with a final vote in the Legislature to end Gov. Whitmer’s rule by decree,” said Fred Wszolek, a spokesman for the Unlock Michigan petition drive.
“Next we’ll turn our attention to the public health law Whitmer abused to destroy lives, businesses and futures. Don’t bet against our success there either.”
Recently Whitmer made headlines after the FBI was accused of being the main players in an organized kidnapping plot against the Democrat Governor. Those arrested in connection to the scheme have claimed it was the FBI informants who specifically pushed for the plot and that had they not been involved it’s unlikely anything would have transpired.