(RightWing.org) – Protests to re-open state economies began erupting across the country earlier in April. Michigan was one of the most widely-publicized demonstrations as protesters created a massive gridlock around the state capitol. The activists even went to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) house to demand she reverse the lockdown that’s destroying the economy.
President Donald Trump expressed solidarity with the protesters on Friday, asking that the governor to listen to the people.
The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry. They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 1, 2020
In spite of more protests, April 30 was when she made it clear that the people have no sway over her. Instead of listening to her constituents, she extended the state’s emergency declaration through May 28. Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R) was one of many Republican state legislators trying to get Whitmer to work in partnership to heal Michigan’s economy.
Today, we offered our hand of partnership to the governor. No politics. We’re all in this together and we should all work together. We believe upholding the democratic process is best for MI people. She just said no. Very disappointing. #InThisTogether https://t.co/thExZnZSsg
— Lee Chatfield (@LeeChatfield) May 1, 2020
Michigan is looking more and more oppressive as time goes on. While state lawmakers try to create bridges between the people’s voice and economic policy, Whitmer plugs her ears. How long can Michigan, and the rest of the country for that matter, go on with an economy in shambles?
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