Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer sued by lawmakers for extending Covid-19 state of emergency

According to Fox News, State lawmakers in Michigan has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Wednesday to compel her to reopen the state’s economy after she extended her state of emergency declaration following weeks of protests that featured armed demonstrators at the state Capital.

⁣⁣House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, both Republicans, said they were left with no choice but to file a legal challenge in Michigan Court of Claims, saying Whitmer overstepped her authority with her extension, which lacked backing from the GOP-controlled Legislature.

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