Michigan's Gov. Whitmer Still Fighting to Maintain Power

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Days ago, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer could not use the 1945 emergency powers law to hand out blanket mandates. Much to the governor’s chagrin, she actually has to work with the Michigan legislature, a body that is controlled by Republicans.

Despite the clear ruling of the Supreme Court, Whitmer is still desperately fighting to maintain power and control over the lives of others. To do this, the Michigan governor is trying to say that her orders remain in effect for “at least 21 days” while seeking other channels to force through her edicts.
However, the Michigan Supreme Court has already spoken. Sources confirm that Whitmer’s attempt to bend the ruling’s interpretation to preserve her own power ultimately won’t prevail.

The Michigan Supreme Court vs. Governor Whitmer

Since the Michigan Supreme Court determined that Whitmer no longer had the power to invoke the 1945 emergency powers law past April 30, the Democrat is now insisting that some 21-day waiting period has to pass while her orders remain in effect.
This untrue claim from Whitmer also arrives as the Michigan Attorney General announces a refusal to enforce the governor’s orders, following the Supreme Court’s decision.
Whitmer’s claims are simply not accurate. As a matter of fact, Michigan attorney Katherine Henry, who has fought Whitmer in court for months, happily clarified any possible confusion. Henry explained that Whitmer’s executive orders regarding coronavirus now “lack any basis under Michigan law.”

Going forward, Michigan’s House and Senate will have a hand in decisions made regarding COVID-19. Whitmer will have to work with the state legislature and will no longer be able to unilaterally pass sweeping edicts at will.
Since the Supreme Court’s ruling, Whitmer has asserted that Michiganders will ultimately be put in harm’s way by the removal of her blanket mandates and emergency powers.

The Desperation to Cling to Power

Yesterday, the Michigan governor put out a video making all kinds of claims in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision. Whitmer asserted that Michigan coronavirus cases will surge and that “disruption” and “uncertainty” are likely along with harm to the state’s economy.
In another segment, the Democrat governor stated that she will employ “additional powers” to try and get her way. Critics of Whitmer, however, believe that she should have worked with the Michigan legislature, to begin with.

In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling, it’s likely that the Democrat governor will face lawsuits if she continues trying to force through sweeping orders at will, without the state legislature’s approval.
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