(TargetLiberty.org) – Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) has attracted a lot of criticism for her harsh lockdown regulations, to the point that there’s been a series of protests at the State Capitol. Whitmer has strongly condemned these. Now she’s come up with a new way to insulate herself from her state’s increasingly unhappy voters – and its legislators.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said state legislators "apparently didn't want to be around for…this activity that many of them incited, frankly," as demonstrators protested her stay-at-home order, prompting the state capitol building to close on Thursday https://t.co/WP7EeyTIL3
— CNN (@CNN) May 15, 2020
One of the most controversial aspects of Whitmer’s lockdown is she used executive powers to force an extension of the state of emergency. Michigan’s Republican-led state legislature think she’s over-reacting. When she extended the state of emergency by executive order, both chambers of the state legislature filed suit against her.
Arguments were due to be heard Friday, May 15, but that session of the legislature has now been postponed, and the state capitol has been closed to the public to keep protesters out.
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