Televised executions of state officials would have gone on for a week |
PLUS: MI Republicans file articles to impeach Whitmer over COVID policy |
Nov 19, 2020
Fox News – The militia group accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer previously discussed taking over the state Capitol building and staging a weeklong series of televised executions of public officials, authorities said.
The plot was revealed by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office during arguments against the release of Pete Musico, 42, one of eight men facing state terrorism charges in the case. Six others face federal charges for their roles in the thwarted kidnapping plot.
“They were to take hostages, execute tyrants and have it televised,” court documents read. “It would take about one week and that no one is coming out alive.”
Another plan involved storming the building, locking it and setting it ablaze with lawmakers inside … Read more.
Michigan Republicans file articles to impeach Gov. Whitmer
Nov 19, 2020
News Channel 3, LANSING, Mich. — Three Republican representatives introduced impeachment articles against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday, claiming she violated the Michigan Constitution.
In the resolution, Reps. Beau LaFave, Matt Maddock and Daire Rendon claim Whitmer conducted crimes and misdemeanors by exceeding her authority.
“She has exceeded her constitutional authority, violated the constitutional rights of the people of Michigan, issued orders that are not in the best interests of the people of this state, and used the Pandemic as an opportunity to reward political allies,” the resolution stated.
Michigan House Speak Lee Chatfield shut down calls to impeach Whitmer Wednesday, the day before three Republicans introduced the impeachment articles.
“It’s no secret that I disagree with a lot of what this governor has done,” Chatfield told News Channel 3 Wednesday. “I’ve even taken the governor to court and won, because of how she dealt with COVID-19, but Republicans are not the party that impeach someone because we disagree with them,” Chatfield said.
Whitmer has issued numerous executive orders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, that have received backlash from Republican lawmakers.
In April 2020, Whitmer extended the state of emergency without Legislature approval, sparking a lawsuit filed by Republican leaders, who claimed she overstepped her authority. The Michigan Court of Claimed ruled in favor of Whitmer.
Whitmer also used her once-executive powers to ban medical, dental, and veterinarian procedures that she deemed “non-essential” … Read more.
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