Michigan residents drew the short straw when the COVID pandemic hit their state at the same time their radical Democrat governor was auditioning to become Joe Biden’s choice for vice president.
Whitmer was one of the first governors in the nation to shut down schools and businesses after only two cases of coronavirus had been detected in the state. Many questioned her reaction to the virus.
However, Michigan citizens were willing to give her a pass, saying her draconian measures were in the best interests of everyone living in Michigan to help keep us safe. When Whitmer enacted more draconian measures last week, threatening Michigan citizens with misdemeanors if they’re caught leaving their homes for anything other than essential business, citizens again questioned her tactics, saying she had crossed the line. Still, again, they acquiesced, believing that she had their best interests in mind when making the decision to shut down the state for 3 more weeks.
Then came the scathing Detroit News op-ed by conservative Kathy Hoekstra that exposed incredible threats made by the radical governor of Michigan against physicians and pharmacists in her state if they dared to prescribe or fill prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine, a drug that’s been safely used for decades to prevent malaria.
The agency’s March 24 letter warned physicians and pharmacists of professional consequences for the prescribing of hydroxychloroquine (and chloroquine). Beyond the rational recommendation against hoarding as production of this medication needs to be ramped up, the letter deviates into open threats of “administrative action” against the licenses of doctors that prescribe hydroxychloroquine.
The letter also instructed pharmacists to ignore physician orders for this medication. Due to the debate over a pharmacist’s right to refuse to fill medications that go against their religious beliefs, this could place pharmacists in the unprecedented position of being told that they must fill prescriptions that violate their “conscience (religious belief)” but must not fill prescriptions to treat COVID-19.
While other governors were working in the best interests of the citizens of their states, and taking a measured approach to best practices to prevent the spread of COVID, while still keep their economy moving forward, Gretchen Whitmer was ignoring what was best for citizens and business owners in her state, and instead, was making decisions that would create the most attention from the Biden campaign.
From demanding that stores in Michigan prohibit the sale of “non-essential items,” like American flags, seeds for Spring gardens, and home improvement items like paint or lawn care products, to threatening Michiganders with arrest if they dare to travel to their vacation homes during the coronavirus pandemic—Gretchen Whitmer is quite possibly America’s most tyrannical governor.
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Here’s a timeline of events that should stun every American, regardless of political party affiliation or in which state you live:
In March 2020, anxious Michiganders were losing their jobs, watching their bank accounts dry up, and their retirement savings disappear; Gov. Whitmer decided to pick a fight with President Trump during an interview on MSNBC. Whitmer attacked the federal government, accusing them of “not taking this [coronavirus pandemic] seriously.” She called President Trump’s response to the coronavirus “mind-boggling.” Later, when asked about her criticism of Trump, Governor Whitmer claimed she wasn’t looking for a fight; she was simply looking for help.
On March 25th, after the left attacked President Trump on social media for referring to the ungrateful, complaining governor of Michigan as “That Woman in Michigan,” FEMA revealed that Governor Whitmer Michigan had not yet requested a major disaster declaration for the coronavirus that would allow FEMA to start helping her state. By that time, seven states had already been declared major disasters. Meanwhile, Whitmer was still complaining about a lack of help from the federal government back in Michigan.
When President Trump was asked about Whitmer’s criticism of the way he’s handling the coronavirus, he referred to her as “That woman from Michigan,” adding that she isn’t’ very appreciative of everything his administration is doing for her.
She later appeared on late-night host Trevor Noah’s show wearing a “That woman from Michigan” t-shirt. At the time of her political stunt to attract attention from the Biden campaign, hospitals across the state were filled with COVID patients, and over 11,000 Michigan residents were infected with the Chinese virus.
– On April 15 (tax day), Meshawn Maddock of the Michigan Conservative Coalition was fed up with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s draconian lockdown measures and decided that she was going to do something about it. Together, with Marian Sheridan and other hard-working conservatives in Michigan, they created a massive drive-by protest in Michigan’s Capitol.
The “Operation Gridlock” protest was the first lockdown protest in the world. It drew over 15,000 vehicles to the state’s Capitol. The one spark, ignited by a small group of conservative activists fed up with their governor’s overreaching mandates, spurred hundreds of lockdown protests around the world that continue today.
– On April 20, at the height of the Wuhan virus pandemic, Governor Whitmer sent a letter written by her Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldunis to the heroic frontline workers at hospitals and medical facilities, accusing them of being racists, even if they didn’t know it. The letter warned them not to use racist practices against their patients.
– On April 15, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-50. The order requires nursing homes to care for any current residents who test positive for COVID-19 but aren’t sick enough to require hospitalization in a dedicated area of the facility.
Click on Detroit revealed that nursing homes were being paid $5,000 per person for each COVID-positive patient they checked into their facility.
– On April 19, a 43-year-old father of nine and Family Dollar Store security guard, Calvin James Munerlyn, lost his life trying to uphold Governor Whitmer’s controversial face-covering executive order.
According to NewsOne, Calvin James Munerlyn, a 43-year-old married father of nine, was working at a Family Dollar in Flint, Michigan, on Friday. During his shift, he asked a female customer to cover her face with a mask while inside the store. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order says that “everyone must wear a mask in all enclosed public spaces to halt the spread of COVID-19.”
– On April 22, Governor Whitmer got caught giving a no-bid COVID contract to a Democratic Party operative after the news about the dirty deal broke.
The issues over the coronavirus came to light when Republicans began to question why Democratic political campaigners had been hired to run a public health project.
Shortly before Democrat operative Mike Kolehouse was awarded the no-bid contract, he tweeted about President Trump: I hope he gets coronavirus ASAP. Can someone do the country a favor and cough on that man?’
Whitmer, who was caught red-handed in the dirty deal, was forced to rescind the contract.
– On April 23, Governor Whitmer announced that while the state would not allow elective surgeries during the COVID pandemic, abortions would not be affected by her order, referring to abortions as “life-sustaining.”
“We stopped elective surgeries here in Michigan,” Whitmer replied. “Some people have tried to say that that type of a procedure [abortion] is considered the same, and that’s ridiculous. A woman’s health care, her whole future, her ability to decide if and when she starts a family is not an election. It is fundamental to her life. It is life-sustaining, and it’s something that government should not be getting in the middle of.”
– On May 18, without warning, Governor Whitmer announced she would allow certain parts of northern Michigan and the upper peninsula to partially reopen in advance of Memorial Day weekend. Whitmer implored people to consider staying home during the holiday weekend to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to northern Michigan.
Whitmer urged Michigan residents to be smart and not to go rushing Up North during the Memorial Day weekend.
“The whole state is watching to make sure we get this right,” she said during the press conference.
100 Percent Fed Up was first to break the story about how, on May 24, the owner of Northshore Dock LLC, in northern MI, a company that provides boat and dock services in northern Michigan, shared a story on Facebook about Governor Whitmer’s husband, Mark Mallory, tried to convince the dock company to prioritize the governor’s family ahead of others who were waiting in a long line for the governor’s restrictions to be lifted so they could put their boats in the water.
When the story broke about Whitmer’s husband trying to take cuts in line at the dock company, Governor Whitmer called it “a joke.”
– On May 23, a 77-year-old veteran was brutally beaten by a 20-yr-old COVID-positive male with mental issues after he was placed in a nursing home by U of M Hospital as part of Whitmer’s reckless ruling to place COVID positive patients into long term care facilities.
– On June 9, The MI Board of Canvasser approved a recall petition with over 375,000 signatures for the unpopular governor. The petition read:
Recall Governor Whitmer. Her failures during the Covid-19 Corona Virus is causing more Michiganders to get sick. Closing and banning various non-essential businesses and activities while leaving others open. Further promoting the pandemic. She has lied since day one with her #Fixthedamnroads which she has failed to do anything in this regard. The response to #PFAS was negligence and completely removing funding for #PureMichigan clearly shows her lack of anything positive for the State of Michigan.
– On June 28, Seven female hairstylists were issued the same criminal charge as a prostitute, along with a $1,000 fine for cutting hair as part of a protest against Gov Whitmer’s job-killing shutdown of their industry. The state also threatened them that their licenses would be taken away.
If you were a barber, like Karl Manke, who lived in Michigan and refused to shut down his barbershop, you would be severely punished by Governor Whitmer and her lawless Attorney General Dana Nessel.
If you owned a gym in Michigan and agreed to take the same precautions as a dentist to keep your equipment and locker rooms clean, you were still not allowed to open because you couldn’t be trusted to take the proper precautions to keep your customers safe.
But if you were a dentist at the height of the COVID pandemic, and you also happened to be married to the governor in the state of Michigan, you were in luck because even though you work in one of the most high-risk professions for spreading coronavirus, Governor Whitmer gave you the green light to re-open your business.
If you lived in Michigan at the height of the pandemic and you had a child or a parent who died, only 10 people were allowed to attend their funeral.
But, if you were Michigan’s Democrat governor, it was perfectly safe to lock arms with BLM protesters and march in the streets to protest the death of George Floyd.
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) June 5, 2020
– On August 3, Dem Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a GOP-led bill to protect nursing home patients from COVID.
– On October 30, The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer did not have the authority to shut the state down after April 30th.
Whitmer used the Emergency Powers Act of 1945 to keep the state shut down, but the Supreme Court has denounced the use of this act.
The court said the law was an “unlawful delegation of legislative power to the executive branch in violation of the Michigan Constitution.”
Michigan Supreme Court rules against @GovWhitmer's use of 1945 emergency powers law in #COVID19 pandemic, says 145 law "is in violation of the Constitution of our state because it purports to delegate to the executive branch the legislative powers of state government…" pic.twitter.com/sIP7Pd6X6r
— Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) October 2, 2020
In March 2021, Governor Whitmer came under intense scrutiny when two of her top health officials got huge payout deals and signed non-disclosure agreements upon their “resignations.”
ABC News – Former DHHS Director Robert Gordon, who issued sweeping COVID-19 restrictions after the Democratic governor’s emergency orders were upended by an October court ruling, abruptly resigned Jan. 22. At that time, Whitmer would not say if she had sought his exit.
But his Feb. 22 severance pact, uncovered Monday as part of newspapers’ open-records requests, suggested he was forced out. The $155,506 payout covers nine months of salary and his payments to continue health coverage. The parties agreed — “in the interest of protecting deliberations among government officials” — to maintain confidentiality regarding the departure of Gordon, who agreed not to sue the state.
Ex-Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve Gray, who resigned in November after falling out of favor with the governor, received nearly $86,000 in severance, according to his agreement. The Associated Press obtained a copy through a public-records request. As part of the deal, both sides agreed to maintain confidentiality about Gray’s employment and departure.
– Last month, Michigan’s tyrannical governor was exposed for taking trips to Florida when she was telling people in Michigan to stay home. Whitmer went after the people in Michigan who travel back and forth to Florida, blaming them for the surge in Covid.
Now the governor has finally fessed up to taking several trips to Florida but said it was to help her elderly father. She insisted it was not for Spring Break, but Governor Whitmer’s spokesperson said she took a trip to Florida during Spring Break.
Charlie LeDuff of Deadline Detroit is now reporting that Whitmer used the jet of a group of wealthy Detroit businessmen to travel SEVERAL times to Florida over the past few months.
Whitmer took a secret trip to Florida on a private jet belonging to major political donors. The flight cost an estimated $27,521, of which Whitmer claims she paid $855.
MIGOP created a brutal ad that’s a take-off of Michigan’s popular “Pure Michigan” travel ad campaign, highlighting the disgusting hypocrisy of Governor Whitmer and her top officials tasked with the COVID pandemic in Michigan:
Pure Whitmer. pic.twitter.com/IogPyNq8mo
— Michigan GOP (@MIGOP) May 1, 2021
Finally, last week, Governor Whitmer was caught at a table with a large group of friends at a local bar in East Lansing. If Whitmer was still in Florida, where all of the COVID restrictions have been lifted, it wouldn’t be a big deal. But since Whitmer is still fining restaurant owners who don’t abide by her restrictions, including face masks and reduced occupancy, it almost seems like Whitmer doesn’t believe in her own rules that continue to devastate MI restaurants and bars across the state.
Now, after two years of living under the tyrannical rule of a dishonest, hypocritical governor, Michigan residents may finally be getting the chance to take back their state after a court ruled the recall effort against the highly unpopular governor may proceed.
Washington Examiner reports – Recall petitions against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer can proceed, a Michigan court ruled on Thursday.
The Board of State Canvassers “correctly” approved the six recall petitions against Whitmer and one against Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Judges Kathleen Jansen, and Michael Gadola of the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday, rejecting one argument made by counsel for the governor as “unpersuasive.”