Efforts to recall Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer have been approved by a judge. This is fantastic news for Michigan residents. Governor Whitmer has been a disaster. COVID brings out the worst in a lot of individuals, and she is one of them.
According to the Washington Examiner,
Gretchen Whitmer recalls petitions will be allowed to proceed, according to the court.
A Michigan court ruled on Thursday that recall petitions against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer can proceed.
Judges Kathleen Jansen and Michael Gadola of the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that the Board of State Canvassers “correctly” approved the six recall petitions against Whitmer and one against Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, dismissing one argument made by Whitmer’s counsel as “unpersuasive.”
Whitmer hopes to appeal the judgment, according to campaign spokesman Mark Fisk, who noted that these cases did not “adequately define the authorities listed as justifications for the recall.”
“We plan to appeal this disappointing decision, and we fully intend to beat back these irresponsible partisan attacks against the governor in the courts, on the streets, or at the ballot. This is part of a massive and coordinated attack by Republicans trying to make the governor fail, and our campaign will strenuously oppose these efforts so the governor can keep saving lives, reopening our economy and creating jobs,” he told MLive.
In recent months, the Michigan Democrat has been embroiled in controversy when the governor and many members of her administration were accused of violating COVID-19 rules.
Whitmer was observed at the Landshark Bar & Grill in East Lansing last weekend when a photo surfaced showing the governor and several others, who were not wearing masks, with their tables crammed together. The setup was in violation of a May 15 directive from the state Department of Health and Human Services that required all parties to be separated by 6 feet.
The state revoked the rule after Whitmer apologized for the event, and the health officer for Ingham County told the Washington Examiner that the bar would not be reprimanded or punished.
Multiple aides to the governor, including Elizabeth Hertel, the director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services, and Tricia Foster, the governor’s chief operating officer, were reported to have traveled out of state last month despite Hertel’s April 5 warning that “travel increases your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19.”
“We recommend that you do not travel at this time,” the Michigan HHS travel advisory said, which remained in effect during both trips. “Delay travel and stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.”
In an email to the Washington Examiner, Rep. Steve Johnson, chairman of the Michigan House Oversight Committee said, “We will be issuing a letter to Governor Whitmer with specific questions related to her junket to Florida. Based off the response we receive, the Oversight Committee will consider doing hearings on this scandal,” “The people of Michigan are entitled to know what the Governor is hiding and why.”
A Federal Aviation Administration representative said Detroit-based Air Eagle, the company whose plane brought Whitmer to Florida and back, doesn’t hold a certificate authorizing charter-type services, after Whitmer’s chief of staff admitted earlier this month that the administration used “a chartered flight for this trip.”
According to reports, the FAA stated that it is “too early to conclude that a violation of federal aviation laws occurred.” “The FAA is investigating the situation.”
Whitmer isn’t the only Democratic governor who could be targeted for recall. On April 26, state officials stated that recall organizers had collected more than 1,626,000 verified signatures, surpassing the requisite 1,495,709 signatures to cause a recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Whitmer’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Washington Examiner.
She earned this:
If this was the first instance of glaring hypocrisy, that would be one thing.
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) May 24, 2021
ICYMI: Michigan @GovWhitmer was CAUGHT at a college dive bar this weekend, violating her own COVID-restrictions!
She clearly thinks she’s better than the people she’s supposed to be serving…
RT if you think it’s time for the people of Michigan to RECALL WHITMER! pic.twitter.com/s8eNKVgvPg
— Tea Party Patriots (@TPPatriots) May 24, 2021
She deserves to lose her job.
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