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Watching Gov. Whitmer’s reaction to the Michigan Supreme Court ruling, it’s clear she didn’t watch enough Schoolhouse Rock when she was growing up. Instead of working with the legislature to enact laws, Gov. Whitmer chose to go it alone, building her COVID response on a foundation made of sand.
Election Day is less than 3 weeks away, and everything’s on the line.
This column originally appeared in The Detroit News.
Republicans and Democrats all want safe, healthy communities. We want to beat the coronavirus, and until that day comes, we want to mitigate risks smartly to keep ourselves and loved ones healthy.
We tend to differ — in Lansing — regarding what we believe state government should or shouldn’t do to mitigate those risks. The good news for voters is they get a say Nov. 3.
At the beginning of the pandemic, we encouraged restraint. We commended Governor Whitmer at the time for working to keep our citizens safe and informed. And while we disagree strongly on matters of policy, we fight with ideas, with our words, and our vote.
Nearly everyone in this state, including yours truly and the Michigan Freedom Fund supported the Governor’s initial efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, “flatten the curve,” and get a handle on the situation. Similarly, the state legislature – led by Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield – repeatedly expressed their willingness and desire to work with the Governor to address this unique challenge.
The integrity and security of our elections has been under constant attack by radical Leftists in Michigan and around the country.
There’s an old saying about throwing stones inside glass houses. Governor Whitmer apparently hasn’t heard it.
Jocelyn Benson isn’t taking election integrity seriously, and voters are noticing.