(PatriotHeadline.Com)- Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer attracted great criticism from Republicans and Democrats throughout her state when she implemented some of the strictest lockdown measures in the entire country. The Democratic governor banned people from maintaining their gardens and banned the sale of “non-essential” items at supermarkets.
At the same time, she allowed abortion clinics and marijuana stores to stay open.
The criticism became so intense, and so many thousands of people turned out to protest, that Michigan’s House of Representatives voted to sue Whitmer for her unauthorized sue Whitmer. But Whitmer didn’t care and went ahead with extending the lockdown measures even after the state House of Representatives explicitly voted against the move.
Whitmer issued three new executive orders that extend the initial emergency declaration until May 28 – a shocking move given that President Trump is already encouraging states to loosen up lockdown measures as infection rates go down. Some states, including Georgia, have even begun reopening huge sections of their local economies.
The three executive orders complement one another and, as a result, grant sweeping powers to Whitmer to extend the stay-at-home policy for some time.
Governor Whitmer said in a press release that the orders all come from different “independent sources of statutory authority” and that they will help her tackle a virus that “has taken the lives of more Michiganders than we lost during the Vietnam War.”
Whitmer also said that she believes Republican lawmakers in the state are “putting their hands in the sand” and “putting more lives and livelihoods at risk.”
Well, you would say that when they vote to sue you.
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) May 1, 2020
Whitmer also shared a GIF of former First Lady Michelle Obama saying, “When they go low we go high!” in what appeared to be an attack against her Republican colleagues.
Perhaps the question Whitmer needs to ask herself is if people are gathering in their thousands outside the Capitol building, and if the state lawmakers believe you are exceeding your power, and if other states are doing something vastly different to you, is it possible that you’re maybe making a mistake?