The anti-Trump governor is cracking the whip on the patriotic barber.
An Owosso, Mich. barber has been told by the state of Michigan that if he does not shut down his business that he will be likely be held in contempt of court.
The Michigan State Police came to 77-year-old Karl Manke’s barber shop on Friday and left a Health Protection Order there at the behest of state attorney general Dana Nessel. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has made it clear that Manke could be arrested if he does not shut down his business post haste.
“Michigan has had more than 45,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 4,300 deaths. Shiawassee County alone had had 201 cases and 16 deaths. People continue to die in our state every day due to the coronavirus. It is critically important for businesses and the general public to follow the executive order to reduce further spread of COVID-19 and save lives,” said Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Robert Gordon.
DHHS has made it clear that the state will ask a judge in Shiawassee Circuit Court for a temporary restraining order (TRO) if he does not shut his business down. If he does not comply with the TRO, he will likely be held in contempt of court and potentially jailed for trying to make a living.