The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement that she will yet again extend her order for a State of Emergency. Such an order allows the governor to act unilaterally without input from the peoples’ elected representatives in the state legislature.
“While it is clear that Michigan is still under threat from COVID-19, it’s time for Governor Whitmer to start working again with the peoples’ elected representatives to end this crisis. By continually extending her State of Emergency order, she has intentionally circumvented the checks and balances our system of government is built on and given the cold shoulder to our legislative leaders who represent nearly 10 million Michiganders. Michigan is stronger when our leaders work together, not unilaterally.”