Lawmakers in the state of Michigan have had just about enough of the tyranny of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as an ever growing list of individuals begin to support the call for her impeachment.
State Rep. Matt Maddock, who is a Republican, posted on Twitter Monday that he, along with a group of other state lawmakers, will throw their support behind legislative hearings that could potentially remove Whitmer from office. The announcement comes after Whitmer once again placed Michigan under a very restrictive lockdown order as a means of trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
All of this comes despite the fact the Michigan Supreme Court already tossed out her emergency orders.
“Today, myself and a growing list of Michigan Legislators have decided that [Whitmer] has crossed the line and will be calling for #ImpeachWhitmer hearings. The list of violations is long and the call is overdue,” Maddock tweeted.
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
He expanded on his statement in a post on the social media platform Parler. He said that GOP state Reps. Daire Rendon, Beau LaFave, Ryan Berman, and Shane Hernandez, as well as GOP state Sens. Dan Lauwers and Lana Theis have joined the push to impeach Michigan’s governor.
“Michigan voters know she has committed the following impeachable conduct:,” Maddock said before accusing Whitmer of a string of abuses, misconduct, and violations:
Ignored court orders.
Violated our Constitutional rights.
Completely ignored due process and the legislature.
Weaponized contract tracing databases to aid [D]emocrat campaigns.
Using our kids as political pawns and denied special needs students who depend on the services that occur during in-person classes. Caused the unnecessary death of thousands of our vulnerable elderly who died alone and scared in nursing homes.
Whitmer’s press secretary Tiffany Brown delivered a response to the call for her impeachment, saying, “Governor Whitmer doesn’t have any time for partisan politics or people who don’t wear masks, don’t believe in science, and don’t have a plan to fight this virus. Right now, she is focused on saving lives. The governor will continue to work hard for all 10 million Michiganders. This is about Michigan vs. COVID-19. Governor Whitmer doesn’t care if you’re a Trump Republican or a Biden Democrat. We are all in this together.”
The new orders that Whitmer issued on Sunday limit indoor gatherings to 10 people and outdoor activities and gatherings to 25 people. It also requires all high school and university classes to be moved online.
Folks, this stuff is getting real, real old. The virus is endemic. That means it’s not going anywhere. It’s out in the general public and there’s no possible way to just simply get rid of it. It’s here to say. We need to adapt to it.
Yes, we need to protect the most vulnerable. That’s a given. However, you quarantine the sick, not the well. And with a 99 percent survival rate for the majority of individuals who catch it, it’s time to let the young and healthy live their lives.