Gov. Whitmer has faced massive backlash in recent weeks for her strict lock down orders in the state.
The Republican representative is currently suing the governor for violations of the U.S. and Michigan constitutions.
President Trump endorsed James last month, tweeting that he “will be a GREAT Senator for Michigan!”
Churches and worshippers have filed similar lawsuits in Wisconsin, California and Kentucky.
The "American Patriot Rally" protesters forced their way into the chamber as the legislatures were debating the orders.