In recent weeks, we’ve seen once-celebrated Democratic governors fall apart.
We all know about Andrew Cuomo, who is drowning in accusations over nursing homes, harassment, and favors for his family.
Gavin Newsom of California faces a recall vote over his bad leadership during the 2020 crisis.
And we’ve heard again and again about Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer, who punished her state with brutal lockdowns.
Now, the state legislature is trying to limit her power, so she can do less damage. Guess what she did?
From Fox News:
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill that would have given a degree of power over emergency orders to the state legislature, limiting how long her administration could enforce orders without lawmakers’ approval…
“Unfortunately, epidemics are not limited to 28 days,” Whitmer said in a veto letter, according to MLive.com. “We should not so limit our ability to respond to them.”
Whitmer vetoed a bill that would have limited her emergency powers, claiming they are needed during the “epidemic.”
States granted governors sweeping emergency powers at the start of last year, assuming it would speed up the process of responding to the virus.
Instead, Democratic governors became virtual dictators, locking down their states while they did as they pleased.
Whitmer claims she vetoed the bill so as not to “limit our ability” to deal with crises. Um… this bill doesn’t limit the state, Gretchen. It limits you from being a maniacal dictator.
Like many other governors, Whitmer refused to consult with the legislature when she pushed her orders. This bill simply sought to restore the balance of power, so the governor couldn’t run wild.
Of course, a power-hungry Democrat would veto something like that.
But I have a feeling the state won’t take this lying down.
- Michigan legislature passed a bill to limit the governor’s emergency powers.
- Whitmer vetoed the bill, in order to extend her near-limitless authority.
- She claimed it was necessary to “respond” to the crisis.
Source: Fox News