Time Magazine Nominates Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer 'Person of the Year'
Democratic Governor joins NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo in list
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, has been nominated to be Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.”
The list was published on Wednesday, which includes the following:
- Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos
- Rapper Kanye West
- Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai
- Pope Francis
- Singer Billie Eilish
- Dr. Anthony Fauci
- Prince Harry
- Artist Megan Thee Stallion
- Vice President Mike Pence
- Global warming activist Greta Thunberg, who won in 2019
- Artist Bad Bunny
- Black Lives Matter activists
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams
- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is the only other state-level politician in the running.
Along with Cuomo, Whitmer faced massive backlash from residents in their state for their tyrannical coronavirus-related edicts.
Both Whitmer and Cuomo have faced fire for their controversial policy of putting virus-infected patients into nursing homes.
Republican state Sen. Peter Lucido vowed to prosecute Whitmer over the deaths of nursing home patients in that county.
Lucido told the No BS News Hour podcast:
If we have the information that supports a conviction, which means I can look down at the data, which is not there, the science, which is not there, and have doctors come to testify to support that the medical decisions that were made here were made unilaterally by one person only — Gretchen Whitmer — you’re damn right he’s going to get charged because she deserves to own up to those deaths in those nursing homes.
The news comes as after three Republican members of Michigan’s House of Representatives called for Whitmer's impeachment over allegations of "corrupt conduct."
The resolution also gained support from a county in northern Michigan.
Chatfield and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said they were frustrated that the governor had ordered the partial shutdown on her own but said they were eager to work in a “bipartisan way.”
Chatfield reportedly said in a Sunday statement:
“As always, we stand ready to act in a bipartisan way when the governor decides it is worth her time."
Michigan County Board Approves Resolution Backing Democratic Gov. Whitmer’s Impeachment— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) November 25, 2020
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Rep. Beau LaFave (R) said on Twitter last week:
“Today I introduced Articles of Impeachment against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer."
"The four articles of impeachment against Gov. Whitmer include failing to respect the separation of powers by exercising power granted to the legislative branch, violating the constitutional rights of the people of Michigan, issuing executive orders against the interests of the people and state, and using state resources to reward political allies."
Today I introduced Articles of Impeachment against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.— Beau M. LaFave (@BeauMattLaFave) November 18, 2020
The four articles of impeachment against Gov. Whitmer include failing to respect the separation of powers by exercising power granted to the legislative branch, violating the constitutional pic.twitter.com/tCr2KUZb3E