This year, Gretchen Whitmer, the left-wing governor of Michigan, gained notoriety for her chosen responses of dealing with COVID-19. The Democrat governor repeatedly issued sweeping and crushing mandates that continue to adversely impact the livelihoods, jobs, businesses, and mental health of Michiganders. To this day, she has not stopped.
Whitmer, even after losing access to the 1945 emergency powers law, continues her refusal to work with the Michigan State Legislature. Instead, Whitmer has resorted to using Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services as a new avenue to ram through mandates; she did this once more just as recently as Sunday.
However, it appears that the Michigan State Legislature is no longer going to sit around and take this. According to Breitbart News, House Republicans in the Wolverine State are moving forward with plans to impeach Governor Whitmer.
Why Michigan House Republicans Seek Whitmer’s Impeachment
House Republicans in the Michigan legislature have a series of reasons for pursuing Whitmer’s impeachment. The role that the Democrat governor has played in the disregard of the legislature, due process, and court orders is certainly a factor; however, this is just the beginning.
House Republicans seeking to impeach the Michigan governor are also stating that she’s breached constitutional rights, used contact tracing databases to help leftist campaigns, and hurt the elderly, special needs kids, and other children. The legislature specifically drew attention to the elderly who died lonely, isolated deaths in nursing homes and special needs children who rely upon in-classroom learning.
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
In order to send Whitmer packing, the Michigan House will have to first launch impeachment proceedings and get a majority vote. Republicans in the body are expected to have the necessary majority in an upcoming legislative session with 58 to 52.
Following the majority vote in the House, two-thirds of Michigan senators will have to vote for Whitmer’s conviction. Although Republicans also maintain majority control of this body with 22 to 16, the GOP will need a minimum of three Democrats to join them in voting for Whitmer’s impeachment.
A New Michigan Shutdown
News of work to impeach the Michigan governor comes after she issued new shutdown orders for the state. Whitmer, of course, issued these orders through the Michigan Health and Human Services Department and the restrictions begin tomorrow.
— Michigan GOP (@MIGOP) November 16, 2020
The reality is this: across the nation, folks are tired of government bureaucrats shutting down their businesses and then stating that it’s for their own good. Days ago, Whitmer admitted that Michigan doesn’t have the resources to assist laid-off workers; however, this has not stopped her from issuing lockdowns, something that is sure to engender layoffs and permanent job loss.
Do you support Michigan House Republicans’ efforts to impeach Governor Whitmer? Do you think the House and Senate will secure the necessary votes? Let us know down below in the comments section!