Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing potential impeachment, as three Republican members of Michigan’s House of Representatives brought forth articles of impeachment, according to Fox News.
Beau LaFave posted to Twitter, “Today I introduced Articles of Impeachment against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.”
“The four articles of impeachment against Gov. Whitmer include 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,” he added.
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.
— Beau M. LaFave (@BeauMattLaFave) November 18, 2020
A day after Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield both said they don't support the effort, Republican Reps. Beau LaFave, Matt Maddock and Daire Rendon have introduced an impeachment resolution against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) November 18, 2020
“We’re not the party that impeaches someone because we’re upset with policies that they’ve enacted.”
“I thought it was shameful what the Democrats did to President Trump last year, and I would 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.”
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But not all of Michigan’s GOP agree with the calls for impeachment and Michigan House Speaker, Rep. Lee Chatfield, R, called the move a “distraction from the real things we have to get done in our state.”
Chatfield and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said they were frustrated that the governor had ordered the partial shutdown on her own but said they were eager to work in a “bipartisan way.”
“As always, we stand ready to act in a bipartisan way when the government decides it is worth her time. Until then, we are still reviewing the details of this order like everyone else,” Chatfield reportedly said in a Sunday statement.