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Saying you support Israel is not enough: Hamas supporter Gilchrist must go!

LANSING, Mich., September 5, 2018 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser regarding tweets made by Democrat Lt. Governor candidate Garlin Gilchrist II in which Gilchrist legitimized the Palestinian Terrorist group Hamas. Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department since 1997. Hamas is an anti-Semitic Iranian-backed terrorist group responsible for the death of more than two dozen Americans whose stated purpose is the total destruction of Israel:

“The Iranian funded terrorist group known as Hamas has consistently been one of the greatest hurdles to Middle Eastern peace. The fact that Garlin Gilchrist II defended a terrorist organization that intentionally targets innocent women and children and that has killed more than two dozen American citizens disqualifies him from being our state’s next Lt. Governor. Gilchrist called Hamas ‘legitimate’ and blamed his own nation, the United States, for Hamas’ electoral success. Let me be clear: Hamas is not a political party that simply has an ‘extremist wing,’ as Gilchrist states. It is a terrorist organization that traffics in death and is funded by the enemies of the United States. The fact that these tweets escaped Gretchen Whitmer shows that she either did not properly vet Mr. Gilchrist, or that she simply doesn’t care. Her statement that she supports Israel is not enough. Whitmer owes it to the people of Michigan to remove Mr. Gilchrist as her running mate immediately.”

In addition to the Gilchrist tweets below the Michigan Republican Party has attached an educational piece prepared by AIPAC detailing Hamas atrocities.


To read the educational piece prepared by AIPAC detailing Hamas atrocities, click here.