Lockdown extension anger: Michigan lawmakers plan to STRIP Democratic Gov Gretchen Whitmer of some powers as armed protesters gather at her home over her plan to extend measures to May 15

Friday, April 24, 2020
By Paul Martin

Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer is expected to speak on Friday about plans to extend the state’s stay-at-home order and lockdown measures until at least May 15
The governor has already said that despite extending the stay-at-home measures, she is hoping to relax some restrictions to start reopening sectors of the economy
Michigan has the third-most reported deaths related to COVID-19 in the United States behind New York and New Jersey – the death toll in the state is currently more than 2,900 and there are nearly 34,000 infections
Republicans have been ramping up their criticism of Gov Whitmer in recent weeks and they’ve scheduled a session in the Michigan legislature on Friday in a bid to strip her of some powers
Whitmer’s critics have accused her of overstepping her authority with the lockdown measures she has put in place in the state
As news spread that Whitmer was likely to extend the lockdown period until May 15, armed protesters gathered outside of her home on Thursday

By CHRIS JEWERS
DAILYMAIL.COM
24 April 2020

Michigan’s Republican lawmakers are planning to strip Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer of her powers as armed anti-lockdown protesters gathered outside of her home and demanded she reopen the state’s economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Whitmer is expected to speak on Friday about plans to extend Michigan’s stay-at-home order and lockdown measures, which are due to expire April 30, until at least May 15.

The governor has already said that despite extending the stay-at-home measures, she is hoping to relax some restrictions to start reopening sectors of the economy.

Michigan has the third-most reported deaths related to COVID-19 in the United States behind New York and New Jersey. The death toll in the state is currently more than 2,900 and there are nearly 34,000 infections.

The fatality rate in Michigan for COVID-19 is the highest in the country at 8.4 percent. Data that measures the rate of coronavirus spread from secondary infections has also indicated that a COVID positive person in the state will go on to infect one more person.

‘There will be a need for an extension of some sort,’ Whitmer said of the lockdown extension.

‘We know that even when we get to a stable moment, people who are compromised, who are vulnerable to COVID-19, are still going to need to stay home.

‘Some version will be in effect for a while.’

Republicans have been ramping up their criticism of Gov Whitmer in recent weeks and they’ve scheduled a session in the Michigan legislature on Friday.

They plan to create an oversight committee that would review Whitmer’s coronavirus orders and could strip her of some of her powers as governor.

The Rest…HERE

Comments are closed.

Join the revolution in 2018. Revolution Radio is 100% volunteer ran. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. God bless!

Follow us on Twitter