The Governor of Michigan has been having a bit of a hard October.
First, her Executive Orders were ruled unconstitutional on Oct 2nd and she was not happy about it which I wrote about right here. Gov Whitmer Lashes out at Court Overturning Her COVID Executive Orders. Then she was the target of a Bad News Bear effort to kidnap her FBI Thwarts Attempt to Kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and thankfully she was not harmed with that.
Now the appeal of her hand slapping from the Michigan high court has fallen on non-sympathetic ears. From Fox 2 Detroit…
The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s appeal for a 28-day extension of her COVID-19 pandemic executive orders.
The state supreme court ruled on Monday that the governor’s request for an extension was denied, upholding the court’s ruling on Friday, Oct. 2 that Whitmer’s COVID-19 executive orders were not valid because the 1945 law where she drew the powers from was invalid.
Justices voted 6-1 against halting the precedential effect of its opinion until Oct. 30. They also, as expected, reaffirmed their initial 4-3 ruling that declared a 1945 emergency powers law unconstitutional — this time in a lawsuit brought by the Republican-led Legislature.
Her appeal included a haphazard attempt to try and scare people that their COVID unemployment benefits would lapse. However, the Governor should have recalled that she is just one part of the state government and that she actually has to work with the legislature to get things passed. What this means is that she has to contact the Speaker of the Michigan House and the Senate Majority Leader and work on getting a bill passed as soon as possible. She has been passing nonsensical executive orders for so long she forgot how the process actually works possibly.
Whitmer is not done yet in trying to force her will on the people of the state being she has ordered Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon to just reissue all of her Executive orders that the court struck down. Thankfully there are counties who are refusing to comply until any court cases are decided on this.
The Governor has so far shown a limited capacity to play nice with the GOP so hopefully, this has tempered her MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY attitude and she can get something passed quickly.
I’m not going to hold my breath though being purple is not my color.