Is Michigan’s Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer facing possible impeachment? It appears so.
Wednesday, three Republican Representatives, Beau LaFave, Matthew Maddock, and Daire Rendon, introduced articles of impeachment against Gov. Whitmer based on “corrupt conduct in office or for crimes or misdemeanors.” As tweeted by Rep. LaFave, the articles include Whitmer “failing to respect the separation of powers by exercising power granted to the legislative branch, violating the constitutional rights of the people of Michigan, issuing executive orders against the interests of the people and state, and using state resources to reward political allies.”
In other words, Gov. Whitmer stands accused of abusing her position of power and disregarding her constitutional oath of office at the expense of the people of Michigan. Three leaders are now stepping up to hold her accountable for her actions which they claim infringed on the individual liberties of their fellow citizens..
Under the Michigan Constitution, the house of representatives leads the charge of impeaching civil officers. Three members are elected to prosecute the impeachment, and then the process is tried in the senate. However, for the governor to be removed from power, a two-thirds senate majority is needed.
Despite the articles of impeachment being brought forth, not all Republicans are on board. The Speaker of the House, Lee Chatfield, called it “shameful” that his colleagues would attempt to impeach the governor, equating it to the outrageous hoax that the Democrats imposed on President Trump.
However, in my view, what is “shameful” is that more members of the Michigan Legislature have not taken a stand for freedom, allowing Whitmer to continue abusing her power without consequence. Where are the Michigan leaders who will fight for freedom, who will stand for families, for small businesses, and those who are hurting due to the oppressive lockdowns? If you’re out there, now is the time to stand up, speak up, and take action to safeguard our constitutionally protected liberty.
All of this comes just days after Gov. Whitmer announced new state-wide restrictions in an attempt to reduce the transmission of the “Chinese Communist Party” Coronavirus. On Sunday, she called for people to “make the difficult but right choice” to avoid Thanksgiving gatherings and decided to shutdown in-person dining at restaurants and in-person academic instruction for high school and college students. The order is said to be in place for three weeks.