The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox in response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s new executive orders. Executive Orders 2020-160 and 2020-161 were initially leaked around 3:00 PM yesterday, but were not officially released until a little after 7:00 pm – when the governor made time for yet another CNN appearance.
“It has become clear that Governor Whitmer has her sights set on the VP nomination and is willing to do or say whatever it takes to make it happen. For months, she sat back and blamed federal and state Republican leaders for her own administration’s shortcomings, and has enacted hundreds of executive orders to capture the attention of the Biden Campaign. Yet just like the 2019 budget, ‘fixing the damn roads’, auto insurance reform, or the state’s COVID-19 response, Whitmer will likely fail at this too – and at the cost of so many Michiganders. For once I wish the governor would realize the real-life consequences her thirst for political advancement has for the people of our state.”