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Detroit State Rep Incites Violence

LANSING, Mich., December 9, 2020 – In a video posted on Facebook last night, Representative Cynthia A. Johnson posted a disturbing profanity-laden video where she incited violence against Republicans. In the video Johnson told supporters of President Trump to “watch out” and called for her “soldiers” to “make them pay”.

“I am incredibly disturbed by Representative Cynthia Johnson’s deranged Facebook rant. It is reprehensible that an elected official would call on her ‘soldiers’ to make the supporters of an opposing party ‘pay’, and clearly such a statement could incite people to violence.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “It was distressing to know that Representative Johnson received threats after last week’s hearing, however by issuing threats of violence of her own against the supporters of President Trump she has sunk to the same level as the unhinged individuals who threatened her. I call on Governor Whitmer and Michigan Democrats to condemn Representative Johnson’s statement immediately.”