According to reports, a county in northern Michigan had approved a resolution on Friday to back the impeachment of liberal Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
MLive.com said that the Kalkaska County Board of Commissioners voted 4-2 on a resolution, in support for Whitmer’s impeachment, and it will now be sent to the state’s legislature for consideration.
David Comai, the County Commissioner, blamed the governor’s “unconstitutional executive orders” for Kalkaska’s economic crisis. For the past few weeks, Whitmer has imposed extreme coronavirus lockdown in the state in an attempt to reduce the surging cases of covid-19 that outraged many Michiganders.
But according to some reports, GOP top legislators clarified they do not support efforts to oust Whitmer.
The Hill said:
“We’re not the party that impeaches someone because we’re upset with policies that they’ve enacted,” said state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R). “I thought it was shameful what the Democrats did to President Trump last year, and I would assume that 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 (R) last week said he and a “growing list of Michigan Legislators” planned to begin proceedings to impeach Whitmer. Maddock claimed that Whitmer had “ignored court orders. Violated our Constitutional rights. Completely ignored due process and the legislature. Weaponized contract tracing databases to aid democrat campaigns,” when listing the reasons he believed she should be impeached.
Whitmer’s press secretary, Tiffany Brown, responded by 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.”