Michigan Gov. Whitmer ‘Incandescent With Rage’ After Being Stripped of Her Emergency Powers

Gov. Whitmer stripped of her emergency powers

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was left angry on Thursday after Republicans stripped her of her emergency power which she had used to deny residents of their constitutional rights.

The Unlock Michigan initiative was approved by the State Senate on July 15 and passed by the House with a 60-48 vote along party lines.

“Yesterday was a great day for Michigan, and yesterday was anything but partisan politics,” Michigan Congresswoman Lisa McClain told “Fox & Friends First” on Friday. “It was the voice of the people saying enough is enough.”

Thegatewaypundit.com reports: Whitmer had enacted the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945 during the early days of the pandemic to issue some of the harshest mandates in the nation. People in the state were so outraged by her authoritarian orders that there was an armed protest at the state’s Capitol.

“The governor had repelled a similar push to limit her powers in March 2020 when Senate Bill 1 made its way to her desk: The bill aimed to amend the state’s public health code by limiting orders from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to no more than 28 days of effect unless approved by both houses of the State Legislature,” the Fox report notes.

Whitmer vetoed the bill.

“Unfortunately, epidemics are not limited to 28 days,” Whitmer said in a veto letter. “We should not so limit our ability to respond to them.”