Sheriff Refuses To Enforce Democrat Whitmer’s Stay-at-Home Order
Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole won't infringe on civil liberties
A Michigan sheriff has declared his office will not enforce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) stay-at-home order as the Democrat faces backlash from lawmakers and residents for infringing on civil liberties.
Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole stated he decided against enforcing Whitmer’s order after residents voiced their concerns.
BeGole added that his decision was based on state lawmakers opting to not extend the state of emergency beyond April 30 “as required by law.”
“The legality of that is a judicial branch determination,” BeGole said.
BeGole wrote in a statement which was posted on Facebook:
"With limited resources, staffing, and facilities, our priority focus will be on enforcing duly passed laws for the protection of Shiawassee County citizens.
"I have decided, within my authority, that our office cannot and will not divert our primary resources and efforts towards enforcement of Governor Whitmer’s executive orders.
The Michigan House of Representatives and Senate sued Whitmer after she voided the legislature to extend the state of emergency declaration.
“Only the Legislature has the power to extend the state of emergency,” House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) said last week.
Whitmer 's draconian measures caused Michigan to rise up and demand her removal over her handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
A petition at Change.org was launched, calling for Whitmer's ousting.
The “Recall Governor Whitmer” petition accuses the Democrat of gross negligence and failures in handling the COVID-19 crisis.
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The petition also alleges that the governor’s measures, such as “closing and banning various nonessential business’s [sic] and activities while leaving others open,” are actually “causing more Michiganders to get sick.”
Last week, Whitmer called for a ban on guns from the state Capitol after protests against her lockdown measures.
The Governer said she wanted outlaw firearms from being taken into the state Capitol by law-abiding American citizens exercising their constitutional "right of the people to keep and bear Arms."