Gov. Whitmer Calls Senate’s 1st Block of Panel Nominee in 10 Years ‘Sexist,’ ‘Partisan’

Michigan Senate Republicans blocked the governor’s appointee to a panel that regulates hunting and fishing.

Democrats say it’s payback because state Republicans are upset the governor refused to pull a separate nominee who is opposed by gun-rights groups.

It’s the first time in nearly 10 years that a governor’s nominee was rejected by the Senate.

The nominees are vying for a position on the Natural Resources Commission.

The Senate voted to reject Anna Mitterling Thursday, mostly along party lines.

Gov. Whitmer named Mitterling to the commission in December.

She called Thursday’s vote “sexist” and “partisan,” while Republicans say Mitterling did not do well in interviews.