Experts praise Michigan 3-week pause. Some in GOP mull Whitmer impeachment.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called comments from a Trump official suggesting residents “rise up” to resist COVID restrictions “incredibly reckless.” (Courtesy photo)

LANSING -- Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is again battling the Trump administration and legislative Republicans over new COVID-19 restrictions that public health officials are praising as a smart and targeted approach to fight the surging second wave. 

Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon on Sunday announced a three-week “pause” to shut down portions of the state economy and discourage Thanksgiving gatherings. 

Starting Wednesday, restaurants and bars must close their dining rooms again, high schools and colleges must cease in-person instruction, and indoor gatherings will be limited to a maximum of two households or 10 people through Dec. 8. 

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“Every state should be following Michigan’s lead right now,” Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, said Monday on CBS This Morning

“Michigan is really doing what is absolutely essential. It’s amazing to me that other states are not following. I expect this week we are going to see a lot of other states step up and essentially put in very similar policies because we’re so behind the eight ball that we have got to get going.”

But Scott Atlas, a member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, blasted the new orders, writing on Twitter that “the only way this stops is if people rise up. You get what you accept.”

After users reminded him that Whitmer was the target of a violent kidnapping plot,  Atlas wrote he “NEVER was talking at all about violence. People vote, people peacefully protest.” 

Whitmer told reporters Atlas’ comments are “incredibly reckless considering everything that has happened and everything that is going on” in Michigan, where hospital officials last week issued dire warnings about capacity and staffing. 

“We really all need to be focused on the public health crisis that is ravaging our country and that poses a very real threat to every one of us,” Whitmer said. “And so to see this, that’s really just shocking, but I’m not going to dwell on it because I’ve got a job to do.”

Whitmer also faced quick backlash from the Republican-led Legislature. 

In a Facebook post, state Rep. Matt Maddock, R-Milford, wrote that he and a small group of  conservatives are “calling forthwith for impeachment hearings for Governor Whitmer.

"Michigan voters know she has committed ... impeachable conduct.”

 

Myself and the following members: Daire Rendon, Beau LaFave, Ryan Berman, Shane Hernandez, John Reilly, incoming...

Posted by Matt Maddock on Sunday, November 15, 2020

The movement doesn’t appear to have the support of GOP leaders, who sued Whitmer in May and celebrated when the Michigan Supreme Court invalidated an emergency authority law she had used to fight the pandemic early on.

GOP leaders have criticized Whitmer repeatedly for implementing new restrictions without their blessing. The new orders come through the state’s health department, which Whitmer controls, after the courts ruled she lacked power to issue emergency orders without legislative consent.

“The people of Michigan deserve a seat at the table when major decisions like these are made, and those decisions are made better and safer when they do,” House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, said in a statement. 

“As always, we stand ready to act in a bipartisan way when the governor decides it is worth her time. Until then, we are still reviewing the details of this order like everyone else.” 

Whitmer fired back Monday morning, saying Republicans’ criticism “just doesn’t seem particularly serious because they haven’t done anything” to address the recent surge. 

She noted the House cancelled session last week after multiple lawmakers contracted the virus. Sen. Kim Lasata, R-Bainbridge Township, potentially exposed colleagues as she attended session and committee meetings last week while awaiting results that came back positive. 

The Legislature is not expected to meet again this month — Wednesday is considered a tentative day for both chambers — during a traditional hunting and Thanksgiving break. 

Whitmer has spent weeks urging the Legislature to codify a statewide mask mandate, arguing that putting an existing public health order into bipartisan legislation would encourage more compliance across the state. 

The governor said she again broached that idea with GOP leaders last week but was rebuffed. 

“They dismissed the codification of what we all recognize as our best tool and offered up nothing else in terms of actions they might take other than doing some public service announcements,” she said. 

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, has promised a series of public service announcements that will feature local lawmakers stressing the seriousness of COVID-19 and urging residents not to fight businesses that must require customers to wear masks. 

Shirkey first mentioned the PSA plan last Monday on J-TV in Jackson. Michigan has averaged more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases a day since then, and it’s not clear if any of the announcements are ready to air on television or social media. 

Bridge Michigan requested interviews with both Shirkey and Chatfield on Monday morning but had not heard back from their respective offices. 

In a Sunday evening statement, Shirkey said Senate Republicans are “disappointed that Gov. Whitmer chose to go it alone, again” and said lawmakers “will continue working with our doctors and the medical community on ways we can combat this virus and are ready to work with the Governor when she decides to work as a team to fight this virus.”

Shirkey’s statement drew a rebuke from Robert Casalou, president and CEO of Trinity Health in Michigan, which includes the St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Mercy Health System. 

“Mike, as a member of the medical community you claim you are working with, we don’t see you,” Casalou wrote on Twitter.  “One phone call with our CMOs does not constitute working with us. We have told you we are in trouble but you decided that the pandemic was a good time to take a vacation.”

In a Monday morning press call, Whitmer disputed the narrative that she has fully shut GOP lawmakers out of the state’s COVID-19 response. 

Some Republicans have been invited to “modeling calls” to examine data with Michigan Chief Medical Executive Joneigh Khaldun, Bureau of Epidemiology Director Sarah Lyon-Callo and University of Michigan experts, according to the governor. 

“We have also made all of these experts available for one-on-one follow up Q&A,” Whtimer said. “[Republicans] have availed themselves of many hours of time of all of these experts, and I’ve been a part of these meetings and been on conference calls.

“They’ve been very involved. They still haven’t done anything though.”

Democratic and Republican governors in several states have imposed new COVID restrictions in recent days as the virus surges nationwide, with more than 180,000 new diagnoses and nearly 1,400 deaths on Friday alone. But Michigan’s appear to be among the most aggressive.

Dr. Tom Friedan, former CDC director under Democratic President Barack Obama, also offered praise for Michigan and what he called “excellent, evidence-based, nuanced action” to fight the latest COVID-19 wave. 

“This is exactly the kind of action that can best balance saving lives and preserving livelihoods,” Friedan wrote on Twitter. “We know how to bring the economy back to life. We don't know how to bring people back to life.”

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PLombard
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 3:35pm

I don't think the house can get 56 votes. The senate would need four Ds to get a two-thirds majority and that won't happen.
But by all means, let's get a list of legislators who voted for impeachment. I'd like to see them put up the votes or shut up.

Anonymous
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 1:11am

Yeah, it would be great to see such a list. Maddock is your typical loudmouth Republican drama queen, who would better serve as dogcatcher.
It's such a silly notion when even:
"The movement doesn’t appear to have the support of GOP leaders, who sued Whitmer in May and celebrated when the Michigan Supreme Court invalidated an emergency authority law she had used to fight the pandemic early on."

LMAO
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 6:06pm

Sure, impeach Whitmer and replace her with Trump. I heard he was fired. GOP in Michigan is batcrap crazy.

Jane Thomas
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:31am

"GOP in Michigan is batcrap crazy."
I totally agree. Two points to think about: (1) Michigan's GOP is run by the DeVos family and a couple of other big money families. And they have been able to get total legislative power even though they are a minority party in Michigan. They, of course, want total power so they can get all the wealth of the state, including access to public monies. (2) Those rich families have been able to tap into the ignorance and prejudices of certain groups, that unfortunately includes those who would harm anyone who gets in their way of whatever the hell they want to do.

And of course, we can't forget that Whitmer is a woman--and a very strong and capable woman.

Zephania
Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:48am

Oh dear God...she had a barber arrested for opening his business in Owasso. She has crippled the state's economy; only 26% of Michigan businesses will 'definitely' survive these lockdowns. Way back in April, the state had lost 8.1 billion dollars in tax revenue. The surplus Governor Snyder left is long gone and there is no plan to replace the lost revenue. In what way is Whitler a "capable" governor? The state will be bankrupt if these trends continue...

Zephania
Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:37am

Right...let's replace her with the "fascist". Ignoring a Supreme Court ruling=good governance. I'm not even sure what reasons; he's Donald Trump I guess=fascist. Circumventing the Legislature=good governance. Ignoring the will of the people= wonderful Whitmer. Do you actually hear yourself? Latest statistics show that as many as 78% of small businesses may go out becasue of these Draconian lockdowns. The State is already running a deficit for the next fiscal year. And you think this is a good decision? What do you do for a living? You obviously don't own a small business...

Not Happening
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 8:05pm

Trump can pack his bags as the signs said! !!!

Not Happening
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 8:54pm

Trump can pack his bags as the signs said! !!
Someone 's crazy uncle -LOL.
No way

Agnosticrat
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 7:18pm

Republicans seem to be upset that Whitmer doing things makes them look bad for...not doing things.
Maybe if they did things?

Repubes do nothing
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 9:39am

Yeah, I think a lot of people are wondering what the republicans would do if they in fact were to do something.

Tony
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 7:45pm

The Republicans keep insisting that they’re working to help us, but right now they’re on extended break, as are the Republicans in Congress...all while increasing numbers of Americans are dying of COVID, and hospitals are filled beyond capacity. And despite their insistence, neither the Republicans in Lansing, nor the Republicans in Congress, nor Trump have been able to produce any evidence of a plan. Most Michiganders support our governor because she’s trying to save people’s lives.

Stephen
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 9:41am

Agreed, only I would add that the governor is doing well, doing a great job.

WTF
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 1:01am

Referring to the governor Rep. Matt Maddock, R-Milford said, "Michigan voters know she has committed ... impeachable conduct.” Meanwhile "Sen. Kim Lasata, R-Bainbridge Township, potentially exposed colleagues as she attended session and committee meetings last week while awaiting results that came back positive."?????

Seems like Lasata should be impeached for such reckless behavior in a pandemic and for causing our government to shutdown during said time.

hallinen
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 12:05pm

Maddock has been incredibly reckless. I live in his district and take great offense at him hosting superspreader events in his home. He has been aware of the pandemic's potential since February, and has consistently been parroting Trump's absurd claims. Maddock promoted hydroxychloroquine way after clear evidence proved it unsuitable for Covid, his April 15 rally in Lansing disturbed the workers and patients in Sparrow, which denied despite video evidence, and he blocks his constituents on social media despite not breaking any norms or rules. His wife is a leader in the Republican Party and repeatedly hosts and promotes superspreader events including one at Suburban Showcase with Nikki Haley (22 + women at tables without masks), debate watching parties at home and and a car dealership (without masks and social distancing). Their leadership is leading our community to increased hospitalizations and misery. I am sorry so many in the 44th district only vote for the R instead of actually investigating the character and performance of the incumbent. Whitmer isn't perfect, but she has not committed impeachable worthy offenses, Matt Maddock, in contrast, is a threat to the public's health.

Thanks
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 2:26pm

Wonderful insight, I feel like moving to the district just to turn it blue. LOL Thank God We the People voted to end gerrymandering. Like the other poster mentioned, we can finally rid ourselves and our country of the major autocratic moneyed family overlords, make Michigan great again.

Ba bye
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 1:03am

Chatfield, don't let the door hit you on the way out. Such a useless inept rep. How he lasted as long as he was term-limited is mind boggling. His Trump 2020 face mask said it all. He cares more about Trump than Michigan.

Little and Late
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 1:06am

"Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, has promised a series of public service announcements that will feature local lawmakers stressing the seriousness of COVID-19 and urging residents not to fight businesses that must require customers to wear masks."

I hope those PSA prominently feature all our gasbag GOP legislators who have scorned masks throughout this pandemic.

Sad truth
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 1:22am

“Mike, as a member of the medical community you claim you are working with, we don’t see you,” Casalou wrote on Twitter. “One phone call with our CMOs does not constitute working with us. We have told you we are in trouble but you decided that the pandemic was a good time to take a vacation.”

GOP, led by Shirkey and Chatfield, is on constant vacation paid for by We the People. Then they have the audacity to complain about our hardworking governor. I can't imagine the chaos and destruction we would endure, if ANY of them were in charge of our state.

Herd mentality
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 2:20am

{{{But Scott Atlas, a member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, blasted the new orders, writing on Twitter that “the only way this stops is if people rise up. You get what you accept.”}}}

Where to start?
https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2020/11/16/gretchen-whitmer-ri...
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-supporters-march-past-clintons-...
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michigan-big-gretch-twitter-covid-rules_n...

https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/fox-news-dr-scott-atlas-encourages...

Yeah. I wonder why it may be many peoples last Christmas?

https://politicalwire.com/2020/11/16/stanford-distances-from-dr-scott-at...
https://news.stanford.edu/2020/11/16/statement-regarding-scott-atlas/

{{{Stanford University issued a statement about Dr. Scott Atlas, who is on leave of absence from the university to serve as coronavirus adviser to President Trump:

“Dr. Atlas has expressed views that are inconsistent with the university’s approach in response to the pandemic. Dr. Atlas’s statements reflect his personal views, not those of the Hoover Institution or the university.”}}}

Liberal hacks!! Speaking of!

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/south-dakota-nurse-dying-covid-patients-d...

https://youtu.be/kAkJio5-Jo0

“I can’t help but think of the Covid patients the last few days,” she tweeted. “The ones that stick out are those who still don’t believe the virus is real. The ones who scream at you for a magic medicine and that Joe Biden is … Going to ruin the USA.”

She added: “All while gasping for breath on 100% Vapotherm. They tell you there must be another reason they are sick. They call you names and ask why you have to wear all that ‘stuff’ because they don’t have COViD because it’s not real.”

“People want it to be influenza, they want it to be pneumonia, we’ve even had people say, ‘I think it could be lung cancer,’” Doering told the outlet. The nurse said that when she suggests that some patients should FaceTime with their friends and family for a final conversation, they say, “‘No, because I’m doing fine.’”
______________________________________________

This report isn’t science. It’s fiction.

Under the guise of academic research, it’s nothing short of an attack on those who exercised their personal freedom to attend Sturgis. (THREAD 1/) https://t.co/3zkmabJV2y
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) September 8, 2020

This is who we have to work with people.

In a Facebook post, state Rep. Matt Maddock, R-Milford, wrote that he and a small group of conservatives are “calling forthwith for impeachment hearings for Governor Whitmer.

"Michigan voters know she has committed ... impeachable conduct.”
___________________________

What should be impeachable is NOT doing anything at all during a pandemic. And everyone SHOULD know that.

“The people of Michigan deserve a seat at the table when major decisions like these are made, and those decisions are made better and safer when they do,” House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, said in a statement.

“As always, we stand ready to act in a bipartisan way when the governor decides it is worth her time. Until then, we are still reviewing the details of this order like everyone else.”
_____________________________

It seems the Speaker doesn't understand that legislation starts in the House and Senate, doesn't it? When are they going to admit they are not going to do anything? When is the press going to accept it and start reporting on it that way? OOPS! I jumped the gun! It seems even the docs are doing it now too!! Partisan ship! Fake News!!

Shirkey first mentioned the PSA plan last Monday on J-TV in Jackson. Michigan has averaged more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases a day since then, and it’s not clear if any of the announcements are ready to air on television or social media.
_____________________________

Save the taxpayers money Leader Shirkey. Wear a mask. Promote it in your and the GOP website and with your tweets. It will be more effective and reach the people it needs to reach.

“Mike, as a member of the medical community you claim you are working with, we don’t see you,” Casalou wrote on Twitter. “One phone call with our CMOs does not constitute working with us. We have told you we are in trouble but you decided that the pandemic was a good time to take a vacation.”
___________________________________________

And they want to impeach the Governor? For not working with them?

Is this like their court cases for voter fraud?

Herd Immunity for a Herd mentality! Mooooooo!

And who get hurts? Do our legislators care? Or is ti just mother nature and we can't do anything to stop it? Pro life for the Covid resistant!

That's your legacy now.

LOL
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 9:53am

You might want to make your posts shorter, otherwise people will only read the first paragraph.

Herd mentality
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 6:22pm

I understand. I am just torn between poking fun and informing. There is so much out there that people here may not see, and some of them won't go to links, so I bring it to them. That is why I try to break everything up into sections so that you can skim if needed.

It's not my fault America has the attention span of a gold fish. Or should I say cow?

MOooooooooo!!

Jake
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 7:25am

She should have been impeached when the state Supreme Court ruled she violated her oath of office with her illegal orders.

After 4 years of resisting Republicans in general and Trump in particular, including hanging Trumps bloody head in effigy, Democrats have no business talking about obstruction or resistance.

What?
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 9:47am

No thanks, we prefer not to rely on the GOP Michigan Supreme Court to stop the governor on political grounds. The governor is the only person showing responsibility in our state government.

Zephania
Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:55am

Defying the rule of law is felonious behavior. She was ordered to stop her Draconian lockdowns and yet, here she goes again. The Left is completely and utterly clueless in regards to the Seperation of Powers, that much is obvious. You all seem to think that the Executive head has unmitigated power; they don't. She had bypassed the Legislature and is now is now openly defying the Judiciary. And you people applaud her? The CCP may be a better country for you to live in

Wondering
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 8:46am

What is the aim of GOP government in Michigan, let alone the country? Shirkey and Chatfield are causing a death spiral in lives and in our economy. PSA's at this point are too little too late. We need the mature leadership that only our governor has shown. How to we impeach these GOP saboteurs?

jonsnana
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 9:05am

Notice that all these government/medical establishment types who are in love with lockdowns have never missed a paycheck. They don't give a rat's rear end about the actual effect on real people. They are only interested in numbers on a chart. Get wise, people. Follow Dr. Scott Atlas and quit accepting this tyranny like lemmings.

Josiah
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:02am

Jonsnana, you seem to be the lemming. "Dr. Scott Atlas" is a neurologist friend of Trump, not an epidemiologist. Remember Trump's other favorite doctor, Stella Immanuel? She is sort of a witch doctor who believes in alien DNA, demon sperm, and hydroxychloroquine. Paychecks? It's the GOP that will not provide the support needed during this crucial time. Trump just nominated Judy Shelton, the controversial Federal Reserve nominee who long advocated for a return to the gold standard and once questioned the basis for the Fed’s independence from political influence, is one step closer to a seat on the central bank’s board. Thankfully even some Republicans are contesting her nomination. Stop drinking the Koolaid.

Anonymous
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:11am

Jon, we are all real people.

Subee
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:24am

Scott Atlas hasn't seen a patient in 10 years and even Stanford has disavowed him as unscientific in his approach. The only reason he even has a job is because he is a sycophant and will never hold a job more important than swooping up dead dogs from the highway. Whitmer doesn't cause lockdowns; the virus does. Anyone working in a hospital now must be fearful and angry at Covid deniers they must care for. Now is a very inconvenient time to have a heart attack or break an ankle or a severe allergic reaction. All this because a complete disconnect between our Republican sycophants and reality. We are at the mercy of ignorant hillbillies.

Do no harm
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 2:33pm

Imagine that, I heard there are some dummies in the ICU on ventilators who tell the hospital staff covid is a hoax. They are hypnotized by orange man. His followers have TDS. They talk about it all the time. Their tombstones will read, "I trusted the snakeoil salesman from The Apprentice".

Arjay
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 9:11am

That’s our beloved guy, a day late and a dollar short. Instead of wrecking the economy, the guy should use her leadership skills, if she has any, to cajole people into doing what is right for themselves. Masks, distancing, and vaccines will eliminate this virus.

No RJ
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 2:35pm

Guy? The GOP legislature should do what it claims it wants to do, pass laws, mandate masks.

SJG
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 9:32am

I just heard the good news, the government has just outlawed Covid-19. So it is illegal now!!!! Praise the Lord we won because our betters passed a law and vanquished this virus.. (sarc)
The above statement is as ridicules as all you people asking for the government to protect you from a virus. Get off your knees people, none of these elected reps. including the governor can do a darn thing to protect you. Shut down your business, go bankrupt, lose everything, but they will send you a check monthly and give you some government cheese... That sounds like a fair trade!!

I call BS
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 2:38pm

"Ridicules"? You are treating a serious deadly pandemic like a joke. Shame on you. Mental illness is a side affect in 20% of cases. Did you "survive" it?

CM
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 9:32am

Once again the governors shutdown orders don't make sense. Of course, she didn't help herself by stating that K-8 schools can stay open and one of the reasons is day care. If there should be a closure, it should be happening by county/ city levels and not across the entire state. Personally the restaurants that I visit either have spacing or I don't go. It's a choice!

Having a hotline to report a restaurant or bar that may or may not be following the governor's orders is the wrong step for our society. No one is forcing anyone to go out to restaurants or entertainment venues .

MI GOP sucks
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 2:40pm

She's just following the GOP laws. Oh sorry, I forgot. There are no GOP laws. They are on another covid vacation paid for by We the People.

DWR
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 9:36am

Dang our governor is smart, beautiful, tough, and kind. Chatfield is pretty, but that's about it. He lacks all the other qualities of Whitmer. He's a fake leader with no qualifications. It's no wonder after all these years, his district is still a backwater with no economic development. I worry about all the mentally ill running around with guns easily triggered by the GOP lies and reckless rhetoric. Look at Trump's buddy Atlas. Where is the religious leadership in our country, our state? Why is everyone in lockstep with the liars in charge who take no responsibility, just complain?

Amen
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 2:43pm

Chatfield's own dad is one of those preachers who licks trump's heretical boots.

Anonymous
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 2:46pm

DWR, whadda ya mean? Levering has a gas station with grocery store inside. Jesus provides everything else.

Paul Jordan
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 9:50am

Regarding Scott Atlas M.D., physicians have an ethical obligation to practice only within their area(s) of expertise. Dr. Atlas is an expert radiologist who is acting as if he is an expert epidemiologist. He has no expertise in epidemiology, therefore he is unethically practicing medicine.
His conduct should be reported to the California Board of Medicine for unethical practice.

Just sayin'
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 2:48pm

Agree. Worse yet, all physicians must swear to "do no harm", let alone promote insurrection.

Ron Lemke
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:07am

I guess we need a new definition of a hypocrite . Truth doesn't matter just try voting your conscience if you still have one. Trump will be available give him a call to run Mi. Hehas done such a great job for our country.

M
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:46am

Instead of trying to help out, Republicans can only criticize because it's the only thing they know what to do. Useless, science denying knuckle draggers have no place in our state government.

Anonymous
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:17am

The GOP are nothing more than hopeless goons with no political future.

Anonymous
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:25am

The Republican's plan for managing the epidemic is the same as their plan for fixing the roads, and their plan for replacing Obamacare: Attack anyone with a real solution, obstruct any progress, then run for re-election complaining about socialism and "do-nothing Democrats".

It's crazy how doing anything to keep people from dying is now a partisan issue. The "pro-life" party shows its true colors.

Jerry B
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 2:51pm

Yes, their plan for the roads is to return them to gravel. Their plan for Pro Life is to have grandma and grandpa take one for the team.

WMD
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:45am

The reason I quit the GOP is due to their immaturity. They need to grow up. They also need better leaders than what they have been offering in the recent past.

PLombard
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 1:14pm

I suppose these legislators know their constituents much better than I do and would vote to impeach Gov. Whitmer based upon their wishes. Rep. Maddock just received 60% of the R/D vote, and his constituents in the 44th House District voted for Pres. Trump 59%, and in 2018 voted for Gov. Whitmer at 44 %. However, Representative-elect Berman, House District 39, won his office with 53% of the R/D vote while his constituents voted for Pres. Trump 49.5% and back in 2018, Gov. Whitmer by 54%. If the state house holds a vote for impeachment, I predict Mr. Berman will be a one-term state representative because he isn't aligned enough with his constituents on the whole COVID-19 matter.
Sorry to post twice.

Anonymous
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 2:57pm

Do elections even matter anymore?

Mike from WI
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 1:15pm

North of Washington Island, Door County, Wisconsin is an island called Poverty Island(Michigan). Whitmer, Evers, Newsom all belong on this New Alcatraz to give them a taste of what they are serving the middle class this Thanksgiving!

Joe from Flint
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 3:00pm

I'm glad Gov. Whitmer is OUR governor and protecting OUR families for many more Thanksgivings to come. There's a place in Wisconsin called Devils Island where you belong.

Geoffrey Owen
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 11:24pm

Good job Gretchen. Poor job Shirkey. Enjoy your visit with Trump this weekend. Might as well conspire with the King of Death on our behalf.