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“I’ll be here until Jesus comes,” Manke told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney. “Either that or I go out in handcuffs.”
Manke said he made the decision on May 4 to reopen and head back to work. For disobeying Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s regulations, Attorney General Dana Nessel on Tuesday issued a complaint to suspend Manke’s licenses.
However, Manke said he is still licensed to practice and he’s fed up with Whitmer’s policing.
“All I wanted to do was come back to work,” he said. “I need to support my family and I came back to work. Our governor is not my mother. And if she has taken my license, it's a unilateral shutdown with no hearing, with no representation -- nothing. If she takes my license, it will be the beginning of a police state, or it will be a police state.”