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Some GOP legislators call for impeachment hearings on Gov. Whitmer

Governor Whitmer provides an update on the state's response to COVID-19 (Mid-Michigan NOW){ }

Late Sunday night, Republican State Representative Matt Maddock called for impeachment hearings over how Governor Gretchen Whitmer has handled the COVID-19 crisis in Michigan.

Mid-Michigan NOW's Lia Kamana has more on this developing story:

In a Facebook post, Rep. Maddock says he and six other state legislators want Gov. Whitmer investigated for what he calls "impeachable" conduct.

Among the reasons listed by Rep. Maddock are the claims that Gov. Whitmer ignored court orders, and ignoring the Legislature.

Rep. Maddock serves the 44th district in Michigan, which is located in parts of Oakland County.

Sunday evening Gov. Whitmer released new orders from the Michigan Department of Health and Human services closing many businesses and putting restrictions on others. It also moves any open high schools and colleges to remote learning.

READ MORE: MDHHS issues order closing in-person dining, movie theaters, casinos, high schools

Mid-Michigan NOW has reached out to Gov. Whitmer's communications office for a response. Press Secretary Tiffany Brown tells Mid-Michigan NOW in a statement that: “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. 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.”