Over the weekend, Matt Maddock, a Republican member of Michigan’s House of Representatives, called for impeachment hearings for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after she imposed new COVID-19 restrictions.
Maddock had tweeted on Sunday that he and other legislators believed the governor’s new COVID-19 restrictions violated Michiganders’ rights. Whitmer’s new order will close schools, indoor dining at bars and restaurants and require people work from home unless it’s impossible to do so.
Today, myself and a growing list of Michigan Legislators have decided that @GovWhitmer has crossed the line and will be calling for #ImpeachWhitmer hearings. The list of violations is long and the call is overdue #MIGOP #MILEG
— Matt Maddock (@matthewmaddock) November 16, 2020
Maddock also posted on his personal Facebook page, including multiple Michigan legislators echoing his calls for impeachment.
Myself and the following members: Daire Rendon, Beau LaFave, Ryan Berman, Shane Hernandez, John Reilly, incoming…
The post included a list of allegations, including Whitmer ignored court orders, violated constitutional rights and ignored due process.
As of November 18, Michigan has had 277,806 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 8,190 deaths associated with the virus. The 2019 census showed Michigan’s population is 9.9 million.