Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing a mutiny in the Michigan House of Representatives. The House is refusing to extend her State of Emergency declarations and is now suing her.
Whitmer wanted to extend the declaration for another 28 days but the House rejected that on Thursday. The declaration is separate from the stay-at-home order.
Negotiations went south after Whitmer refused to make concessions on the emergency declaration which didn’t sit well with representatives answering to angry constituents.
House Speaker Lee Chatfield said, “The current status quo relies on one-size-fits-all edicts that unfairly punish millions of people across the state without giving them any recourse or voice in the process. The people deserve a better solution, and we can provide it.”
The protests in Michigan have been intensifying. Protest organizer Jason Howland said, “We want Michigan open, we want Michigan back to work. We put the event together, we put it on Facebook, and we heard that they were taking down events that had to do with protests or rallies against the wishes of Whitmer.”
The drama in Michigan is far from over as the legislative body is considering legal action against Whitmer. Michigan could quickly become a rallying point for Americans angry at the shutdown.
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