After getting exposed for skipping 89% of China accountability hearings, Peters slunk back into his empty committee chair today
LANSING, Mich., September 30, 2020 – The China accountability committee welcomed Senator Gary Peters back to work today after he missed 89% of its previous meetings.
Peters declined to explain why he skipped so many meetings of a committee he said was vital to protecting Michigan workers.
In fact, upon being appointed to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China years ago, Peters said, “I am honored to serve on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, where I will work to hold China accountable for unfair trade practices and currency manipulation, so that American companies and American workers can compete on a level playing field.”
But Peters’ actions speak louder than any lame excuses he could have offered.
Especially since he skipped at least one meeting on the same day he found time for a campaign fundraiser.
“It is a sad day when Gary Peters shows up for work only after being exposed for not living up to his word,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. “Peters says fighting China and protecting Michigan workers is a priority but when no one was paying attention, he didn’t show up. John James knows what it is like to have to show up for work and be responsible for workers and their families. He will be a U.S. Senator for all Michigan families.”