Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Democrat Sheriff Forced to Submit After Defying Whitmer Over Lockdown Order

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A Democrat Sheriff in Michigan has now been forced to back down after attempting to defy Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s draconian lockdown order. As The Daily Wire reports:

A Democratic sheriff in Michigan said his officers would not penalize residents and business owners for violating Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lockdown order but walked back his statements soon after.

Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson was the latest local law enforcement head to buck Whitmer’s mandate, saying he was not “writing tickets” for lockdown violations. A day later, though, he offered a confusing explanation of his stance while walking back his commitment not to enforce the governor’s heavy-handed actions.

Swanson appeared on “No Bullshit Hour,” a popular Michigan radio show, on Friday and told host Charlie LeDuff that the sheriff’s office has not and does not plan to enforce Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown orders.

“You know people have to talk about the Constitution in its entirety, and that’s the separation of powers, and the sheriff is the executive branch of that separation. We enforce laws with discretion,” Swanson began. He added that the courts should decide whether a law is constitutional or not.

It appears that Whitmer will go to any length to impose her radical agenda, has it now reached the point where she is willing to intimidate other elected officials?

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Jake Walker
Jake Walker
Jake Walker has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His passions include geopolitics, history, and contemporary American politics. Jake's arrival in Washington, D.C. followed a rural New England upbringing in a tight-knit family.


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