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Michigan Senate Republicans have blocked Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's appointee to a commission that regulates hunting and fishing.

Democrats say Thursday's mostly party-line vote rejecting Anna Mitterling of Mason to the Natural Resources Commission was done because the GOP opposes a different nominee to the commission who supports gun control.

It marks the first time in nearly a decade that a governor's nominee was rejected by the Senate.

Whitmer named Mitterling, a Lansing Community College adjunct biology professor, to the commission in December.

Whitmer says the vote was "sexist" and "partisan." Republicans say Mitterling did not do well in interviews

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Eagle Eye

Glad to hear she was rejected. Michigan does not need an anti-gunner anywhere near our hunting heritage.

Jackie 3100

Absolutely not! You are 100% correct!

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