Michigan Gov. Whitmer stripped of emergency powers

Michigan Gov. Whitmer stripped of emergency powers
Michigan's Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer (Image: Detroit Free Press video screen grab)

[Ed. – Unfortunately, the damage has been done.]

Michigan legislators have stripped Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of the emerNew gency powers she freely wielded during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state Senate approved the Unlock Michigan initiative on July 15. On Thursday, the Republican-controlled state House passed the measure with a 60-48 vote largely 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.”

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Whitmer utilized powers granted by the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945, which allowed her to enact significant health and safety restrictions in the early days of the pandemic.

Whitmer faced immense pushback and public protests against lockdowns in April. Armed protesters gathered at the state’s Capitol to demand Whitmer repeal stay-at-home orders.

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