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Far-left Governor Gretchen Whitmer struck down two bills designed to relieve restrictions on graduations this year with a veto in order to ensure that Michiganders continue to suffer under unnecessary and draconian pandemic restrictions.

As The Hill reports:


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) this week vetoed a pair of bills passed by the statehouse that related to capacity restrictions at graduation ceremonies and open records requests during the coronavirus pandemic.

The first bill, passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature, would have barred state and local health officials from capping the number of people allowed to attend high school graduation ceremonies in person this year. The second nixed a plan that would have prevented state officials from citing the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to delay responding to requests made for public records through the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.

“Rather than sending me half-baked and punchless legislation like HB 4728, I encourage the Legislature to join me in eradicating this pandemic and making transformational investments in our economy,” Whitmer wrote in a veto letter, according to the Detroit Free Press.

During the pandemic, Whitmer has faced scorn from Republicans in her state and nationally for what they have described as a heavy hand regarding public health measures and a staggered reopening of the state’s economy.

It seems Whitmer just can’t help herself when it comes to limiting the freedoms of her constituents even when, or perhaps especially when, those limits are utterly arbitrary and unessecary.



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Alfie
Alfie
1 year ago

Gretchen Whitmer (D) does not need any stinking Constitution. She has the bi-babble to thump upon.

Sage
Sage
1 year ago

My advice. Ignore Whitmer. Bad laws or orders need to be rebelled against.

Mikey
Mikey
1 year ago
Reply to  Sage

They will be, if the voters fire her.

Mikey
Mikey
1 year ago

Gee, Whitmer, just hand the recall proponents more ammunition. You must really want to lose your job.