Michigan County Council approves resolution in favor of Whitmer’s impeachment
A northern Michigan county on Friday approved a resolution supporting the governor’s impeachment. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerWhitmer tops possible GOP challengers in Michigan gubernatorial race: Poll Whitmer isolating herself after husband’s positive COVID-19 test Seven governors most vulnerable to re-election in 2022 MORE (D).
MLive.com reported that the Kalkaska County Board of Commissioners voted 4 to 2 on a resolution supporting calls for Whitmer’s impeachment. The measure will now be sent to the Michigan Legislature for consideration.
County Commissioner David Comai blamed what he called Whitmer’s “unconstitutional executive orders” for Kalkaska’s economic crisis. Many conservatives have expressed outrage at the actions Whitmer has taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Top GOP lawmakers have indicated they do not support efforts to impeach Whitmer, The Detroit News reported.
“We’re not the party that impeaches someone because we’re upset with the policies they’ve passed,” said State House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R). “I thought it was shameful what the Democrats did to President TrumpDonald Trump’s Wendy Sherman takes on the starring role as Biden’s “hardcore” negotiator for Russia. Senate must confirm Deborah Lipstadt as anti-Semitism envoy — Now former acting defense secretary under Trump meets with Jan. 6 committee: MORE report last year, and I guess any attempt by Republicans right now, with the current set of facts that we have to impeach the governor, would be on the same level.
Michigan State Rep. Matt Maddock (right) said last week that he and a “growing list of Michigan lawmakers” planned to start proceedings to impeach Whitmer. Maddock claimed Whitmer “ignored court orders. Violated our constitutional rights. Completely ignored due process and the legislature. Weaponized Contract Search Databases to Help Democratic Campaigns,” listing reasons why he believed she should be impeached.
Whitmer’s press secretary, Tiffany Brown, responded by saying: ‘Governor Whitmer has no time for partisan politics or people who don’t wear masks, don’t believe in science and don’t have no plan to fight this virus. Right now she is focused on saving lives.”