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Washington, D.C.  — The Michigan Court of Appeals has allowed the process of recalling Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist for abusing their powers and mishandling the COVID-19 pandemic to move ahead. 

 The effort to recall them is based on the argument they violated the Michigan Constitution’s separation of powers clause by continuing to issue virus-related orders through the state health department even after the Michigan Supreme Court found last October that Whitmer had abused her emergency powers, the website reported Wednesday.

The recall petitions, which Michigan’s Board of State Canvasser have already approved charge Whitmer with having exceeded her authority in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, including an extension of a promised “15-day pause” of indoor dining out over an additional two months.

“Whitmer’s continued actions which show an ‘It’s OK for me but not for thee’ mentality is not the mentality of an effective leader to bring Success and Growth to Michigan,” recall petitioner Chad Baase said.

The two Democrats have attempted to keep the recall process from moving forward by arguing in court the petitions fail to “adequately describe the authorities cited as reasons for the recall” and because the language used in them is unclear, citing as an example the use of the term “bars” to mean a public space.

The appeals court rejected that argument, “Any person invited to sign the petition would very likely envision a reference to a conventional tavern, where people can purchase and consume alcoholic beverages” while slapping Whitmer down further in the totality of its decision.

“We conclude that although the governor relied on the appearance of a string of nonsensical characters to support her challenge to the clarity of the petition language, the governor’s hasty conclusion about a word-processing irregularity does not arise often enough to compel reading the petition as featuring some gibberish in place of several normal characters that appear the rest of the time,” the court wrote.

The governor, speaking through a spokesman for her 2022 re-election campaign, said Whitmer intended to appeal the ruling in a further effort to block the attempt to recall her as she prepares to mount a bid for a second term.

 Peter Roff is a former U.S. News & World Report contributing editor now affiliated with several Washington, D.C. public policy organizations. He appears regularly as a commentator on the One America News network. Reach him by email at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @PeterRoff.

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Peter Roff is affiliated with several Washington, D.C. public policy organizations and is a former U.S. News and World Report contributing editor who appears regularly as a commentator on the One America News network. He can be reached by email at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @PeterRoff.


  1. Liberals ‘abuse their powers’ by exceeding their authority. That behavior is supposed to warrant their removal from office–by force, if necessary–but the methods they employ to gain such authority entail their appealing to minorities within their districts, engendering a hubris among these factions to encourage their public servants to ignore whatever limitations are established for their office. Our government is out of control, and they’re openly defying the very Constitution they swear to protect and defend, and by extension, their country and constituents.

  2. She deserves everything the court throws at her. She is a tyrant. Michigan need a breath of fresh air.

    1. She has no respect for the citizens of Michigan. She thinks she is above the law. Total fraud. Recall her. Get her out!

    2. She is incompetent which causes her to defy common sense – when she gets in big trouble, she reverts to her ‘posse’ to bail her out. Nessel and Benson, along with Whitmer are The Wicked Witches of the West.

  3. Finally! Some good news about my Michigan! The big thing is this – like when you don’t like your neighbor much and hear they are moving out…. will the next neighbor be better or worse?

    We need to wipe out all of the condemned-o-crats from positions of authority, not just in my home town, but in my state and the nation. We don’t want mob rule, but we don’t want a monarchy, either. Give me liberty or give me death. Best short sentence ever spoken by a person who ended up being a part of our government.

    1. Before voting for anybody ,find out all you can about that person. If they aren’t from your state , that is if they moved to your state just to run for office, find out why they came there to run for office. We had that happen here in my state. A woman from OR. moved here just to run for Governor and then after some years when she didn’t get re elected she went back to OR. All she did was rent an APT then the Governors house.


  5. Let’s do the same with Biden and Harris and Peolsi and Leahy, get rid of all the top spot people

    1. I believe there will be some jail time. Whitmer & her Posse claimed only 500+ nursing home residents died due to her moving Covid patients into their facilities. BIG LIE….they confirmed over 1,000 residents died BECAUSE of her.

  6. Whitmer is an abomination. She is so loathed by Michiganders she stands almost zero chance of re-election.

  7. The door is open what are you Michigan voters gonna do??? Take her out or let her slide??? The choice is yours

  8. Good. Watching her all dolled up for tv telling us peons we couldn’t work made me feel hate for that big ELITIST snob! By the way Whitmer your faux leather outfits made me throw up in my mouth! Bye Felicia

  9. Great! Let’s get rid of this fascist dictator NOW. And take her SOS with her. Both liars. Worst governor to ever be elected. Michigan deserves better.

  10. She needs to go, it’s her way and that’s it!!! Wants to pay people working part time to keep getting unemployment!!! Unbelievable!!!!

  11. This shouldn’t be a recall petition, it should be removal from office – and impeachment – for abuse of power.

  12. A real comment board again, wow, better put up the reverse beeping box, caution tape, and toss a few flares around for good measure just in case some snowflake stumbles into a real live free speech zone and ends up catatonic on the ground in a full fetal ball…. Personally I hope they recall these morons you know they probably were not elected fair and square anyhow… in fact, EVERY sitting official in those crooked states probably should face a recall vote since they are less likely to be able to fudge those. What an idea!

  13. Whitmer must be stuck on stupid. The citizens of Michigan are recalling her but yet she is dense enough to try to run again.

  14. With the bureaucracy, public employees, organized and guided by the union bosses, who are mostly members of the Democratic Party, can we expect these frightened and deceived people to not double count votes marked for Democrats?
    We need live real time cameras at every step where ballots are handled, which go to DVRs, preserving the images of any nefarious activity, like the suitcases of ballots that we saw pulled from under a table and counted, after the Republican election monitors, went home for the evening.
    The people who did this should be serving 10 year prison sentences with a lifetime bar from government employment at any level and a bar on voting or holding any public office in the future.

  15. Those two should be tarred, feathered, and run out of Michican on a log embedded with nails! This could not have happened to two more deserving people!

    1. Actually there are three of them: Whitmer, Nessel, Atty Gen., Jocelyn Benson, Secy. of State. They are the Wicked Witches. And I agree with you.

  16. Michigan voted BLUE. So they got the blue meanie they deserved. What happened thee is a cogent warning to us all. The blue has now shown its true colors nationwide: rejection of Judaeo-Christian values that formed Western Civilization, abolition of law and order, division of Americans into warring factions seeking domination. Karl Marx would be proud of them, And Adolf would be proud of Frau wHitler.

  17. She worked for Soros and is a very bombastic, arrogant lady. I saw her speech at the Democrats Convention and she was so smug. She banned people from buying flags or garden seeds for veggies, but allowed abortion clinics to stay open. A GODLESS SOCIETY IS A LAWLESS SOCIETY. RATHER KILL BABIES BUT DONT BE PATRIOTIC. AND SHE WENT TO THIER SUMMER HOLIDAY HOME WITH HUBBY WANTING TO LAUNCH HIS BOAT’BECAUE DONT YOU KNOW, MY WIFE IS THE GOVERNOR/’

  18. The “emergency” is long over.
    Why do you think the news is no longer giving county-by-county updates on new covid cases and/or deaths?
    The short answer is because the virus is pretty much played out, just like every flu virus does. The wrong answer is because of the “vaccines”. They are just using the vaccine percentages as tools to keep their power-grab in place.
    The lockdown was never intended to insure no one gets the virus, it was so the hospitals would not get overwhelmed. Mission accomplished, emergency over.

    Otherwise…We will wind up with another “PLACEMENT” of Tyrrant!

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