State Rep. Matt Maddock (R), who is well-known in Michigan as a pro-Trump solid conservative announced on Sunday night that he is filing paperwork to impeach Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer has constantly defied court orders telling her that her draconian lockdowns violate the state’s constitution but she keeps plugging ahead anyway.
Rumors are swirling that Whitmer is expected to announce a new lockdown possibly on the 18th. She held a press conference this week in which she urged people not to hug their relatives. The lockdown is expected to last three weeks.
Earlier she had urged people not to travel to their vacation homes at the same time she and her husband visited their vacation home.
Whitmer lifted her ban on boats just as her husband was trying to strongarm state officials to launch their boat ahead of the people already in line.
When he was caught in the act, Whitmer claimed it was a joke. Yeah, and her administration is the joke She obviously thinks she is the head of the legislative branch of government as well as the executive branch.
“Something had to be done. She’s ruining this great state. Small businesses and most dine-in restaurants will be dead by the end of the year. She’s caused the deaths of many vulnerable elderly people who died alone, scared, and pointlessly. This was long overdue.”
As reported by The Detroit News:
The ruling found Whitmer had no authority to extend her emergency declaration past April 30 under the 1976 Emergency Management Act, which contained a 28-day time limit without the approval of the Legislature.
The justices also found the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act was unconstitutional because it unlawfully transferred powers unique to the legislative branch to the executive branch.
Nearly every state in the nation is under some form of emergency, making Michigan an “outlier” in the United States even as case rates rise in the Upper Peninsula, Whitmer said.
The practical effect of the ruling is that it alerts anyone suing the state over Whitmer’s emergency powers that cases reaching the Supreme Court would result in a majority finding the 1976 law unconstitutional.
It also provides advice to the federal judge who requested the ruling and is currently presiding over the case brought by medical centers against Whitmer.