Online Petition Demanding the Recall of Michigan Governor Obtains More than 150,000 signatures
An online petition to recall Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is growing at rapid rates after her government rolled out new statewide orders on social distancing and shutting down “non-essential” businesses during the Wuhan Virus crisis.
The petition, which currently has over 200,000 signatures so far, asserted that the Democratic governor’s actions are getting more people sick from the virus.
“Closing and banning various non essential business’s and activities while leaving others open. Further promoting the pandemic,” it states. “She has lied since day one with her #Fixthedamnroads which she has failed to do anything in this regards. The response to #PFAS was negligence and completely removing funding for #PureMichigan clearly shows her lack of anything positive for the State of Michigan.”
Last week, Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order to go through the end of April after the state reached over 20,000 confirmed cases of the virus.
“Michigan has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, and we’re still on the upswing,” she declared in the order. “Data shows that most Michiganders are doing their part by staying home and staying safe. That’s good, but we must keep it up. When we do, we can save lives and shorten the amount of time we’re working through this crisis, which will be good for our families and good for our economy in the long-run.”
Critics of Whitmer’s actions argue that the new measures are excessive.
“Several recent measures provide marginal benefits at best, while substantially heightening frustration and resentment,” remarked Congressman Justin Amash. “Sensible instructions to practice social distancing, wear masks, and stay at home already do most of the work to reduce the virus’s spread. By pushing too far, the governor undermines her own authority and increases the likelihood people will not follow reasonable guidelines.”
While this pandemic is real, Americans still have a strong sense of discerning what constitutes appropriate action and gross overreach during a time of crisis.
For Michigan’s sake, hopefully Whitmer reverses course.