Michiganders are petitioning to end Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s dictatorial approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic in their state.
The Republican-controlled Legislature has been at Whitmer’s heels regarding her abuse of her gubernatorial powers, such as her continual extension of a highly restrictive stay-at-home order over the span of months despite legislative disapproval.
They filed a lawsuit against her in May, but Whitmer fought back by citing a 1945 law vague enough to enable her overreaching restrictions to reign over the entire state.
Michigan Radio detailed some of the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945, stating that its language doesn’t require the approval of the Legislature in declaring a state of emergency, and that once declared, the governor can “designate the area involved,” therefore not limiting her from designating the entire state.
Although the Legislature alone has failed to stop her, citizens are exercising their power