A “refugee” attacked a cop and got killed. Governor Whitmer is using it to show how much she hates cops.

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MICHIGAN – Governor Whitmer is facing another issue in her re-election for Governor. A recent fatal shooting is shining a light on her lack of support for police.

Last week, 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya who is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop.

Videos captured during the shooting show Lyoya stepping out of his car before the officer was able to approach him.

The videos are from a body and patrol car camera, a cellphone, and a home surveillance system.

The officer then requested Lyoya show his license and asked that he return to his vehicle. Allegedly Lyoya refused this request and began to run away.

After a quick chase, the officer seized Lyoya, and the two began to struggle to reach for the officer’s Taser.

Following the struggle, the officer fired his weapon, hitting Lyoya in the head and killing him.

The situation is still under investigation.

 

 

On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer issued a statement saying,

“The Lieutenant Governor and I spoke with Patrick’s family and our hearts are with them and the Grand Rapids community who are dealing with unimaginable pain and loss.

Patrick was 26.

He arrived in the United States as a refugee with his family fleeing violence.

He had his whole life ahead of him.

Patrick was a son, a dad of two young daughters, and an older brother to his five siblings.

The Michigan State Police will conduct a transparent, independent investigation of the shooting. 

Then, prosecutors must consider all the evidence, follow the law, and take appropriate action on charges.

Justice is foundational to safety, and without justice, we are all less safe. 

Patrick’s father asked me to convey his hope that any demonstrations in his son’s honor remain peaceful, and as Governor I share this view.

We must come together and build a future where Black Michiganders are afforded equal rights, dignity, and safety in our communities.

I will never stop fighting to make Michigan a more equitable and just state.”

 

 

James Craig, former Detroit Police Chief and current GOP candidate for Governor of Michigan, issued a statement saying,

“When an officer is faced with an imminent threat to his life or another person, deadly force may be the only option.

My prayers are with the Lyoya family, the Grand Rapids community, and the men and women who serve.

The Taser was deployed unsuccessfully, and my core concern will always be whether there was an imminent threat to the officer’s life after the taser deployment.

These facts will have to be vetted during the course of the investigation.

We should wait for the independent MSP investigation to be completed.”

Craig also noted to Fox News Digital that,

“I can’t remember one time where I’ve ever gotten a call from the Governor expressing sorrow or support.

Not one.

Unfortunately, I’ve had to deal with several officers who were killed in the line of duty.

As far as I’m concerned, she’s not a real friend of policing.” 

Governor Whitmer is calling for an investigation of the incident.

The officer has been on the police force for seven years, and his name has not been released at this time. He he has been placed on paid leave.

Since the shooting, Grand Rapids, Michigan, has seen protestors flood the streets in support of Lyoya.

 

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Pro-cop Army vet and African immigrant announces he’s running against police-bashing Governor Whitmer

MICHIGAN- Austin Chenge, 35, is an entrepreneur, Army veteran, and African immigrant who has launched his campaign to run as a Republican against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) in 2022.

 

Chenge, who recently appeared on The Kyle Olson Show, said that he moved to America after college to join his family, who immigrated to the state in 2008. He said:

“When I began this campaign, it was because of the love that I have for this state. I couldn’t just stand by and let everything just fall apart without doing anything about it.”

Chenge added that he is “deeply conservative,” citing the First and Second Amendments as things needing to be defended. He said:

“Our American values are based on Judeo Christian principles. That’s not something anybody should be ashamed of.”

 

Chenge alleged that Whitmer bases her decisions on politics. He said:

“She doesn’t are about the people of Michigan. She has surrounded herself with a group of people who just say yes, which is a classic characteristic of a dictator.”

Chenge discussed how the government system includes checks and balances and stated that Whitmer has note been working with the legislature on solutions to the coronavirus pandemic. He said:

“I have met people who have lost everything because the governor wakes up today, ‘This is the order.’ The next day it changes. People don’t know what to do anymore.”

He added:

“People are losing their livelihoods, they’re losing their savings, they’re losing everything they worked for. That is not right. That is unAmerican.”

 

Chenge said that he has already visited all 83 counties in the state and engaged with voters. He continues to encourage those in power to do the same. He said:

“I’d go out there and meet people and talk to them. I’m going to be very accessible. I’m not going to lock myself up in a mansion and sit there and build a fence around it to put people out.”

He added:

“You send the wrong message as a leader, you welcome people with open arms. You don’t hide behind security checkpoints and all of that.”

 

He added that he believes Americans will “do the right thing” with information about the coronavirus and would prefer a strategy of keeping things open as opposed to the lockdown strategy Whitmer has employed. He said:

“They’re going to stay open, businesses are going to be running, but they’ll be very responsible. But, when you come down hard on people and begin to dictate to everyone what they should and should not do and threaten them with fines, shut down their livelihoods, what you’re going to have is you’re going to create massive unemployment and people are just going to be sick and tired of everything that’s happening.”

He added:

“I’m encouraging people not to give up.”

According to his campaign website, on day one of being Michigan’s next Governor:

“I will cancel any contract Michigan has with Dominion and fight for voter ID; introduce the biggest tax cuts in Michigan history; cut government spending and keep money in the pockets of Michigan families and hardworking Americans.”

Additionally, Chenge plans to:

“Create mental and psychological emergency care units across Michigan and provide better access to healthcare and education; defend our constitution, our God-given rights, our unborn citizens, and our American family values; immediately cut funding to sanctuary cities, repeal the pension tax, and fund our post-apocalyptic roads.”

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It’s happening: Michigan House Republicans call for impeachment hearings for Governor Whitmer

November 16, 2020

LANSING, MI- On Saturday, November 15th, Matt Maddock, Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, called for impeachment hearings for Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

 

The Milford Township representative tweeted:

“Today, myself and a growing list of Michigan Legislators have decided that @GovWhitmer has crossed the line and will be calling for #ImpeachWhitmer hearings.

The list of violations is long and the call is overdue #MIGOP #MILEG.”

Reportedly, the statement came on the heels of new COVID-19 restrictions that were issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday, November 15th. The order bans indoor dining at restaurants and bars.

https://twitter.com/matthewmaddock/status/1328171607685292034

Additionally, theaters, movie theaters, stadiums, arenas, bowling centers, ice skating rinks, indoor water parks, bingo halls, casinos, and arcades must close. Group fitness classes have been suspended.

Whitmer also shuttered in-person learning for high schoolers, arguing that that population has the most contact with their peers.

Amateur organized sports, including current high school playoff seasons are also “paused.” Whitmer dubbed the actions a three-week “pause.” On Parler, Maddock posted:

“Myself and the following members: Daire Rendon, Beau LaFave, Ryan Berman, Shane Hernandez, Dan Lauwers, Land Theis, and a growing list of Legislators are calling forth with for impeachment hearings for Governor Whitmer.”

He added:

“Michigan voters know she has committed the following impeachable conduct: ignored court orders, violated our Constitutional rights, completely ignored due process and the legislature, weaponized contract tracing databases and aid democrat campaigns, using our kids as political pawns and denied special needs students who depend on the services that occur during in-person classes.

Caused the unnecessary death of thousands of our vulnerable elderly who died alone and scared in nursing homes.”

He finished by writing:

“I’ve listed the first things that come to my mind. What did I miss.”

According to reports, in Michigan, the House of Representatives initiates impeachment and a majority vote is required. In the next legislative, Republican will have a 58-52 majority. Three representatives would be appointed to prosecute the impeachment case in the Senate.

Two-thirds of senators must vote to convict the governor in order for her to be removed. Republicans hold a 22-16 majority in that chamber, so at least three Democrats would need to vote affirmatively for removal.

 

In response to Maddock’s post, Tiffany Brown, press secretary for Whitmer’s office said:

“Governor Whitmer doesn’t have any time for partisan politics or people who don’t wear masks, don’t believe in science, and don’t have a plan to fight this virus.”

She added:

“Right now, she is focused on saving lives. The governor will continue to work hard for all 10 million Michiganders. This is about Michigan vs. COVID-19. Governor Whitmer doesn’t care if you’re a Trump Republican or a Biden Democrat. We are all in this together.”

However, according to reports, this session, the Republican-led House and Senate were often at odds with Whitmer, especially when it came to responding to the state’s COVID-19 pandemic.

Legal challenges to Whitmer’s emergency power supported by Republicans ultimately went to the Michigan Supreme Court, which struck down her authority to declare an emergency without legislative approval after 28 days.

 

During a recent press conference, Whitmer called on the legislature to back up the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services emergency public health order by enacting a mask mandate.

When asked about whether he would support doing so, Rep. Jason Wentworth, the next speaker of the Michigan House, was critical of her making the comments at a press conference instead of working directly with legislative leadership. He said:

“It looks more like a press stunt to me than it does an actual policy.”

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