There Is Now A Pattern Of Whitmer, Nessel And Benson Having To Be Restrained By Courts
“While Democrats like Gretchen Whitmer, Dana Nessel, and Jocelyn Benson tell anyone who will listen that they are so-called defenders of democracy, their actions tell a different story,” said Gustavo Portela, MIGOP Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director. “Each of them have weaponized their offices to attack not only political enemies, but small business owners, working Michiganders and religious charities only to be rebuked by the courts. This November, we will start fresh with a blank slate as voters fire Whitmer, Nessel and Benson permanently and usher in a new era of Republican leadership.”
- In January 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down President Biden’s employer vaccine mandate which Whitmer pushed for.
- In October 2020, the state Supreme Court ruled that Whitmer exceeded her authority to extend the lockdowns without legislative approval.
- After Whitmer initially ignored the ruling, the Supreme Court had to issue a second opinion ordering her to stop the lockdowns immediately.
- In October 2019, a judge suspended Whitmer’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes.
- In June 2022, the state Supreme Court found that Dana Nessel exceeded her authority in using a century-old, rarely used law to indict former governor Rick Snyder and therefore dismissed the charges against him.
- Nessel fired the special prosecutor when she took office and improperly used the one-person grand jury procedure tactic to persecute a political rival.
- In June 2020, the state Supreme Court ruled that Nessel improperly suspended an Owosso barber’s license to operate while enforcing later-to-be-determined unconstitutional COVID-19 lockdown orders.
- In September 2019, a federal judge ruled that Nessel’s agenda to push forced adoptions to gay couples on Catholic Charities was unconstitutional.
- Nessel was admonished by a judge who accused Nessel of “a targeted attack on a sincerely held religious belief.”
- In March 2021. A court of claims judge ruled that Jocelyn Benson was wrong to issue guidance to county election clerks asking them to automatically presume absentee ballot signatures were valid.
- In October 2020, a Michigan Appellate Court had to intervene to prevent Jocelyn Benson from circumventing state rules and improperly counting ballots received after election day.
- In October 2020, a Michigan judge halted Benson’s ban on open carry at polling places.