MI Governor Extends Emergency Order After Legislature Votes To Sue Her

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The Headline

MI Governor Extends Emergency Order After Legislature Votes To Sue Her

The Grind

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has rebuked the Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives – which declined to extend the governor’s emergency measures and instead voted to sue her for unauthorized use of power – with three executive orders that will extend the state’s emergency declaration until May 28.

The Details

The governor asserted in a statement that the executive orders come from “independent sources of statutory authority.” Whitmer also refers to the coronavirus as “an enemy that has taken the lives of more Michiganders than we lost during the Vietnam War,” and later accuses Republican lawmakers of “putting their heads in the sand and putting more lives and livelihoods at risk.”

“We’re all in this together,” said Whitmer. “Defeating COVID-19 is an all hands on deck moment for our state, and I remain hopeful that Republicans in the legislature will stop the partisan games and start working with me to re-engage our economy safely and responsibly.” Read more…

 

 

 

 

Turning Point

The Headline

Planned Parenthood Turns On Biden Over Tara Reade Assault Allegations

The Grind

Planned Parenthood finally took a position on the allegations of sexual assault lodged against Joe Biden (D) after weeks of silence, with Planned Parenthood Action’s acting president stating that survivors “should be heard, listened to, [and] taken seriously” and calling for the Democrat Party’s presumptive nominee to “address this allegation directly.”

“At Planned Parenthood Action Fund, we believe women,” Alexis McGill Johnson, Acting President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement.

The Details

“We know how important it is that survivors be supported and listened to – survivors of sexual violence not only seek care at Planned Parenthood health centers every day, they are also dedicated staff members and supporters,” she continued:

We believe that survivors should be heard, listened to, taken seriously, and treated with respect and dignity.

Saying we believe survivors doesn’t mean only when it’s politically convenient. This isn’t a fringe issue, it’s one that affects all of us. This crosses political party, race, gender, income level, and sexual orientation. Read more…

 

 

 


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