April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022
Lansing, Mich., April 7, 2022 – In a choreographed publicity stunt, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel attempted to deflect from their failures in office by seeking to establish a new right in Michigan’s constitution today. The 9:00 a.m. announcement was followed immediately by pre-filed stories from friendly news outlets, a fundraising appeal from Whitmer’s campaign, a national cable television appearance, and a stunning admission from Dana Nessel that she would abdicate her constitutional responsibilities as Attorney General to enforce Michigan law.
The move is yet another example of the Governor and Attorney General seeking opportunities to appease their activist base while ignoring the issues which Michiganders have repeatedly indicated are important to them. Whitmer has yet to fulfill her promise to fix Michigan’s roads, which are in worse condition than when she took office. While grocery prices rise, inflation hits record highs and gas prices soar, Whitmer and Nessel continue their fight to close Line 5, which will cost Michiganders up to $2.2 billion more in fuel costs. And, despite Whitmer repeatedly claiming a strong economic recovery, Michigan still has not regained 139,000 jobs from pre-pandemic levels.
“Today’s announcement is nothing more than a campaign kick-off meant to distract Michiganders from the reckless policies that have led to record inflation and stalled economic recovery,” said Eric Ventimiglia, Executive Director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “Governor Whitmer needs to focus on improving Michigan’s economy, fixing the roads, and relieving the pain at the pump.”