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Can Michigan Trust Whitmer?

LANSING, Mich., November 11, 2019 – State Budget negotiations broke down last week after Governor Gretchen Whitmer refused to relinquish controversial executive powers which she used to reallocate over $600 million in state budget funding. Whitmer’s refusal comes as Republicans fight to restore over $900 million which was vetoed by the governor. Much of which was needed by the state’s most vulnerable citizens and communities. While Whitmer has opposed signing any bill which limits her executive powers, she has pledged not to use her powers to reallocate any funding agreed to in this round of negations. This begs the question “can the people of Michigan trust Gretchen Whitmer not to break her promises?”    “History shows Governor Gretchen Whitmer cannot be trusted.” said Laura Cox Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “As a candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer made dozens of promises to the people of Michigan. These promises have since been broken in Governor Whitmer’s quest to impose a 45-cent gas tax that Michiganders don’t want. She has lied to our state’s most vulnerable citizens and held them hostage in a crisis of her own making. If Whitmer wants to restore her credibility, she must do the honorable thing and limit these controversial powers which have come under the criticism of both political parties.”  The Michigan Republican Party has attached to this release a document containing a list of promises broken by the Governor during her 11 months in power.    More >

Cox: “625 million reasons why the people of Michigan shouldn’t trust Governor Whitmer”

LANSING, Mich., November 5, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist’s letter to state legislators asking them to trust Governor Whitmer regarding her possible use of State Administrative Board transfers in 2020 budget negotiations.  “There are 625 million reasons why the people of Michigan shouldn’t trust Governor Whitmer to use her State Administrative Board transfers responsibly. The fact that she’s trying to solve this self-made crisis by getting her hands on the $947 million she vetoed is alarming. Gretchen Whitmer has shown that she couldn’t run a Lemonade stand let alone the State of Michigan. I’m sure her lack of credibility was what led to this letter being sent from Lt. Governor Gilchrist instead of the Governor herself.” More >

Cox Statement on Line 5 ruling

LANSING, Mich., October 31, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s decision by Judge Michael Kelly ruling that the law passed in 2018 creating an authority to oversee the construction of a Line 5 pipeline tunnel is constitutional. The ruling was necessitated after Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel ruled that the law violated the Michigan constitution, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer suspended construction of the tunnel.  “I applaud today’s decision which upholds Michigan law and pushes back against an abuse of executive power.  Since taking office, Dana Nessel and Gretchen Whitmer have abused their power to push their progressive political agendas, instead of defending the laws of our state. I hope that they accept this ruling, and that construction can begin soon on a project which will bring jobs to Northern Michigan and help protect our Great Lakes.” More >

Cox Statement on Impeachment Vote

LANSING, Mich., October 31, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s U.S. House vote formally establishing the impeachment inquiry.  “Once again Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens have put the best interests of the Democrat party ahead of the best interests of our nation. For the past three years, Democrats have been trying to overturn the will of American voters, by re-litigating the 2016 election. Now, only a year before Americans head to the polls to vote on President Trump’s historic record, Democrats are trying to shamefully throw him out office because they know they can’t beat him at the polls.” More >

MIGOP Statement on Battleground Polling

LANSING, Mich., October 23, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding newly released polling by Fox 2 Detroit and WLNS 6 Lansing, showing President Trump with a stronger approval rating than Governor Whitmer, and the Michigan Senate race in a dead heat. “The polling released shows that our state is the key to the 2020 elections. The Michigan Republican Party stands ready to put President Trump back in the White House next year, and send a Republican to the U.S. Senate for the first time in decades. Meanwhile, Governor Whitmer’s 26% approval rating shows that the people of Michigan are fed up with failed Democrat leadership.” More >

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Can Michigan Trust Whitmer?

LANSING, Mich., November 11, 2019 – State Budget negotiations broke down last week after Governor Gretchen Whitmer refused to relinquish controversial executive powers which she used to reallocate over $600 million in state budget funding. Whitmer’s refusal comes as Republicans fight to restore over $900 million which was vetoed by the governor. Much of which was needed by the state’s most vulnerable citizens and communities. While Whitmer has opposed signing any bill which limits her executive powers, she has pledged not to use her powers to reallocate any funding agreed to in this round of negations. This begs the question “can the people of Michigan trust Gretchen Whitmer not to break her promises?”    “History shows Governor Gretchen Whitmer cannot be trusted.” said Laura Cox Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “As a candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer made dozens of promises to the people of Michigan. These promises have since been broken in Governor Whitmer’s quest to impose a 45-cent gas tax that Michiganders don’t want. She has lied to our state’s most vulnerable citizens and held them hostage in a crisis of her own making. If Whitmer wants to restore her credibility, she must do the honorable thing and limit these controversial powers which have come under the criticism of both political parties.”  The Michigan Republican Party has attached to this release a document containing a list of promises broken by the Governor during her 11 months in power.    More >

Cox: “625 million reasons why the people of Michigan shouldn’t trust Governor Whitmer”

LANSING, Mich., November 5, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist’s letter to state legislators asking them to trust Governor Whitmer regarding her possible use of State Administrative Board transfers in 2020 budget negotiations.  “There are 625 million reasons why the people of Michigan shouldn’t trust Governor Whitmer to use her State Administrative Board transfers responsibly. The fact that she’s trying to solve this self-made crisis by getting her hands on the $947 million she vetoed is alarming. Gretchen Whitmer has shown that she couldn’t run a Lemonade stand let alone the State of Michigan. I’m sure her lack of credibility was what led to this letter being sent from Lt. Governor Gilchrist instead of the Governor herself.” More >

Cox Statement on Line 5 ruling

LANSING, Mich., October 31, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s decision by Judge Michael Kelly ruling that the law passed in 2018 creating an authority to oversee the construction of a Line 5 pipeline tunnel is constitutional. The ruling was necessitated after Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel ruled that the law violated the Michigan constitution, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer suspended construction of the tunnel.  “I applaud today’s decision which upholds Michigan law and pushes back against an abuse of executive power.  Since taking office, Dana Nessel and Gretchen Whitmer have abused their power to push their progressive political agendas, instead of defending the laws of our state. I hope that they accept this ruling, and that construction can begin soon on a project which will bring jobs to Northern Michigan and help protect our Great Lakes.” More >

Cox Statement on Impeachment Vote

LANSING, Mich., October 31, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s U.S. House vote formally establishing the impeachment inquiry.  “Once again Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens have put the best interests of the Democrat party ahead of the best interests of our nation. For the past three years, Democrats have been trying to overturn the will of American voters, by re-litigating the 2016 election. Now, only a year before Americans head to the polls to vote on President Trump’s historic record, Democrats are trying to shamefully throw him out office because they know they can’t beat him at the polls.” More >

MIGOP Statement on Battleground Polling

LANSING, Mich., October 23, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding newly released polling by Fox 2 Detroit and WLNS 6 Lansing, showing President Trump with a stronger approval rating than Governor Whitmer, and the Michigan Senate race in a dead heat. “The polling released shows that our state is the key to the 2020 elections. The Michigan Republican Party stands ready to put President Trump back in the White House next year, and send a Republican to the U.S. Senate for the first time in decades. Meanwhile, Governor Whitmer’s 26% approval rating shows that the people of Michigan are fed up with failed Democrat leadership.” More >

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