MI State Rep. Matt Maddock (R), one of Michigan’s most conservative and outspoken lawmakers, didn’t become a lawmaker in Lansing so he could make friends with fellow lawmakers. Much like President Trump, Matt Maddock, a principled conservative, is doing exactly what his constituents hired him to do—represent the will of the people—and the people of Michigan are sick and tired of Gretchen Whitmer locking down their state.
Last night, in a tweet, Maddock informed Michiganders that he and a “growing list” of MI lawmakers have decided that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has “crossed the line” and that they will be calling for impeachment hearings for the unpopular Democrat governor.
Today, myself and a growing list of Michigan Legislators have decided that @GovWhitmer has crossed the line and will be calling for #ImpeachWhitmer hearings. The list of violations is long and the call is overdue #MIGOP #MILEG
— Matt Maddock (@matthewmaddock) November 16, 2020
In a Facebook post, Maddock listed the state representatives and state senators who have joined his growing list of supporters of his effort to impeach Whitmer. He also included a long list of legitimate reasons Michigan’s overreaching, radical Democrat governor needs to impeached.
Myself and the following members: Daire Rendon, Beau LaFave, Ryan Berman, Shane Hernandez, John Reilly, incoming legislators Ken Borton, Steve Carra, Patrick Outman, Senators Dan Lauwers, Lana Theis and a growing list of Legislators are calling forthwith for impeachment hearings for Governor Whitmer.
Michigan voters know she has committed the following impeachable conduct:
Ignored court orders.
Yesterday, Michigan’s overreaching, radical Democrat governor announced that once again, she would be shutting down the state of Michigan via her lackey, DHHS Director, Robert Gordon.
— Mid-Michigan NOW (@midmichigannow) November 15, 2020
On October 2, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer did not have the authority to shut the state down after April 30th. The Emergency Powers Act of 1945 was used by Whitmer to keep the state shut down, but the Supreme Court denounced the use of this act.
Who is Robert Gordon, and why has he been given more power than the Michigan legislature to determine the fate of businesses and millions of Michigan residents’ livelihoods?
Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Robert Gordon as her DHHS director in January 2019.
MLive– Robert Gordon served in two federal departments in the Obama administration. Under President Barack Obama, Gordon had stints as acting deputy director at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and acting assistant secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education.
He’s a graduate of Harvard, Gordon has a law degree from Yale and clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
During her press conference, Whitmer announced they would be stopping in-person classes for high schools and colleges. They have also shut down indoor dining for restaurants and bars. The economy of the state will suffer tremendously, and the psychological well-being of Michiganders will suffer. The lockdown is for three weeks.
Whitmer’s shut down of indoor dining for restaurants couldn’t have come at a worse time. As Michigan restaurants that are already struggling to survive head into their busiest season of the year, Whitmer has essentially pulled the plug on them, leaving little they will survive.
Center Square – Justin Winslow, president and CEO of the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association, issued a statement in which he noted the shutdown would force layoffs of approximately 250,000 employees during the 2020 holiday season. He also said another 6,000 restaurants may be forced to close permanently, and that 2,000 restaurants have already shuttered for good.
“We recognize that there are no easy decisions right now, and so we have an appreciation of the challenge before Director Gordon and all Michiganders as we continue our fight against COVID-19,” Winslow said.
“That said, we are profoundly disappointed by his decision to shutter restaurants for a second time this year – this time with no safety net of federal stimulus dollars to soften the blow to already ailing operators and employees,” Winslow said.
“While this decision will absolutely lead to a catastrophic economic fallout, the human toll on restaurant owners and their employees will be dramatically worse than what Director Gordon is attempting to mitigate through this Order based upon the department’s own transmission data,” Winslow added.
According to the MRA, only 4.4% of COVID-19 outbreaks in the state have been traced to restaurants, and only five investigations statewide involve a restaurant patron.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office said it’s up to county public health departments and local law enforcement agencies to enforce the MDHHS rule.
“We are at a true tipping point where we can either choose to surrender to the virus, or we can make difficult, but temporary, changes to our lifestyles to prevent spread,” Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint, said in a statement.