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MIGOP Statement on Lawsuit Against Whitmer’s Emergency Powers

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s announcement from the Michigan Legislature that they would be filing a lawsuit challenging Governor Whitmer’s emergency powers.

“Today Majority Leader Shirkey and Speaker Chatfield have taken a stand for the Michigan Constitution and the system of checks and balances our state and nation are built on. No single person, despite their intentions, should be given unilateral power over our state indefinitely. The time has come for the Governor to work with the Legislature to get our state through this crisis. After all, Michigan’s other governors have handled every other crisis in that fashion since our state’s founding.”