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Gary Peters Hides from Tara Reade Allegations

Peters in 2018: “Professor Ford deserves the opportunity to have her voice heard and tell her story” Today, RealClearPolitics reported that Gary Peters had been ducking their request for comment on Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden. A little less than a month ago, Peters endorsed Biden for the Democrat presidential nomination. In 2018, during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Peters stated, “These allegations against Judge Kavanaugh are extremely serious. Professor Ford deserves the opportunity to have her voice heard and tell her story before the Judiciary Committee acts on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.” Michigan’s junior senator has yet to weigh in on the allegations against his party’s presumptive presidential nominee. “Just like most issues, Gary Peter sides with Chuck Schumer and the Democrats when it’s convenient, and is silent when the issue might hurt his political ambitions.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “Are the allegations against Joe Biden not extremely serious? Does Tara Reade not deserve to have her voice heard? This is just more of the same half-baked leadership from our junior senator, who’d rather stand up for Washington’s interests than Michigan’s.”   More >

MIGOP Statement on Biden Campaign’s Virtual Michigan Events

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s Biden campaign events being held “virtually” in Michigan. “Over his 50-year political career Joe Biden has been wrong on almost every major issue. From foreign policy to the economy, to sparring with Michigan workers, Biden has proven he is unfit to be president and is the wrong person to lead our nations recovery. The MIGOP is looking forward to helping ensure President Trump’s victory this November.”   More >

Whitmer Makes Political Ad Buy

If there was any doubt that Governor Whitmer is playing politics with the COVID-19 crisis, today it was revealed that her campaign arm has purchased over $10,000 in political advertising on Facebook during the past seven days.Whitmer has pushed back against accusations that she was politicizing the crisis, telling ABC 12 "We don't have time for politics and games when people's lives are on the line." However, records show that the same day she made that statement, the following political ad began running on Facebook. “Today, Gretchen Whitmer got caught with her hand in the political cookie jar yet again” said Laura Cox, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Cox continued “First it was giving no-bid state contracts to Democrat political firms to handle a vital public health care program. Now, we find out the governor is running thousands of dollars’ worth of political ads on Facebook. It’s time for the governor to stop playing politics and start helping the people of Michigan.”   More >

Whitmer Must Provide Michigan With A Plan

Yesterday, in an interview with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Governor Gretchen Whitmer admitted that her administration has no real plan on how Michigan will move forward in the weeks ahead. In the interview, when asked if her current stay at home order will be extended, Whitmer stated, “I can’t tell you where we’re going to be 10 days from now. I can tell you that we will continue to be guided by the science, listening to our epidemiologists, but at this point in time, I can tell you I hope not. But we’re going to go where the facts and data guides us.” Yet, Whitmer has refused to share such data with Michiganders and the Governor has yet to show how the state will move forward in safely and strategically reengaging its economy. “Governor Whitmer has yet to provide a plan or show that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the millions of Michiganders currently struggling through this pandemic.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “Every day has been a ‘wait and see’ kind of message from the Governor, and yet businesses are closing, and people are unable to access unemployment benefits. This inaction has been detrimental for our state. Governor Whitmer owes the state of Michigan a plan for re-opening, and she needs to work with the Legislature to get it done.”   More >

MIGOP Statement on Lawsuit Against Whitmer’s Emergency Powers

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s announcement from the Michigan Legislature that they would be filing a lawsuit challenging Governor Whitmer’s emergency powers. “Today Majority Leader Shirkey and Speaker Chatfield have taken a stand for the Michigan Constitution and the system of checks and balances our state and nation are built on. No single person, despite their intentions, should be given unilateral power over our state indefinitely. The time has come for the Governor to work with the Legislature to get our state through this crisis. After all, Michigan’s other governors have handled every other crisis in that fashion since our state’s founding.” More >

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Gary Peters Hides from Tara Reade Allegations

Peters in 2018: “Professor Ford deserves the opportunity to have her voice heard and tell her story” Today, RealClearPolitics reported that Gary Peters had been ducking their request for comment on Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden. A little less than a month ago, Peters endorsed Biden for the Democrat presidential nomination. In 2018, during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Peters stated, “These allegations against Judge Kavanaugh are extremely serious. Professor Ford deserves the opportunity to have her voice heard and tell her story before the Judiciary Committee acts on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.” Michigan’s junior senator has yet to weigh in on the allegations against his party’s presumptive presidential nominee. “Just like most issues, Gary Peter sides with Chuck Schumer and the Democrats when it’s convenient, and is silent when the issue might hurt his political ambitions.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “Are the allegations against Joe Biden not extremely serious? Does Tara Reade not deserve to have her voice heard? This is just more of the same half-baked leadership from our junior senator, who’d rather stand up for Washington’s interests than Michigan’s.”   More >

MIGOP Statement on Biden Campaign’s Virtual Michigan Events

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s Biden campaign events being held “virtually” in Michigan. “Over his 50-year political career Joe Biden has been wrong on almost every major issue. From foreign policy to the economy, to sparring with Michigan workers, Biden has proven he is unfit to be president and is the wrong person to lead our nations recovery. The MIGOP is looking forward to helping ensure President Trump’s victory this November.”   More >

Whitmer Makes Political Ad Buy

If there was any doubt that Governor Whitmer is playing politics with the COVID-19 crisis, today it was revealed that her campaign arm has purchased over $10,000 in political advertising on Facebook during the past seven days.Whitmer has pushed back against accusations that she was politicizing the crisis, telling ABC 12 "We don't have time for politics and games when people's lives are on the line." However, records show that the same day she made that statement, the following political ad began running on Facebook. “Today, Gretchen Whitmer got caught with her hand in the political cookie jar yet again” said Laura Cox, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Cox continued “First it was giving no-bid state contracts to Democrat political firms to handle a vital public health care program. Now, we find out the governor is running thousands of dollars’ worth of political ads on Facebook. It’s time for the governor to stop playing politics and start helping the people of Michigan.”   More >

Whitmer Must Provide Michigan With A Plan

Yesterday, in an interview with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Governor Gretchen Whitmer admitted that her administration has no real plan on how Michigan will move forward in the weeks ahead. In the interview, when asked if her current stay at home order will be extended, Whitmer stated, “I can’t tell you where we’re going to be 10 days from now. I can tell you that we will continue to be guided by the science, listening to our epidemiologists, but at this point in time, I can tell you I hope not. But we’re going to go where the facts and data guides us.” Yet, Whitmer has refused to share such data with Michiganders and the Governor has yet to show how the state will move forward in safely and strategically reengaging its economy. “Governor Whitmer has yet to provide a plan or show that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the millions of Michiganders currently struggling through this pandemic.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “Every day has been a ‘wait and see’ kind of message from the Governor, and yet businesses are closing, and people are unable to access unemployment benefits. This inaction has been detrimental for our state. Governor Whitmer owes the state of Michigan a plan for re-opening, and she needs to work with the Legislature to get it done.”   More >

MIGOP Statement on Lawsuit Against Whitmer’s Emergency Powers

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s announcement from the Michigan Legislature that they would be filing a lawsuit challenging Governor Whitmer’s emergency powers. “Today Majority Leader Shirkey and Speaker Chatfield have taken a stand for the Michigan Constitution and the system of checks and balances our state and nation are built on. No single person, despite their intentions, should be given unilateral power over our state indefinitely. The time has come for the Governor to work with the Legislature to get our state through this crisis. After all, Michigan’s other governors have handled every other crisis in that fashion since our state’s founding.” More >

Nessel Endorses Biden

Today, Attorney General Dana Nessel endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democrat Presidential Nomination. Biden has recently come under scrutiny for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his staffers when he was a member of the US Senate. In 2018, while running for Michigan Attorney General – Nessel asserted that Justice Brett Kavanaugh was unfit to serve on the Supreme Court due to the misconduct alleged by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. “Dana Nessel, much like many other women in the Democrat party, is willing to overlook these serious allegations simply because it would hurt Joe Biden’s chance at the presidency.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman “The double-standard within the Democrat party is incredibly troubling. A party that claims its brand is about ‘advocating for women’ is now showing its true colors. Whether it be ignoring the sexual misdeeds of Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, or now Joe Biden, the Democrat party simply does what is politically expedient.” More >

MIGOP Statement on Whitmer Veto

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 858 which would have limited the executive emergency powers of the Governor’s office. “With this veto, the Governor has made it clear that she intends to run our state without the input of the people’s elected representatives. Now, more than ever, we need our state’s chief executive to work in partnership with the legislature to get through this crisis, but Governor Whitmer rather maintain her own powers. Our system works because of its checks and balances an no one is above the law. Michigan deserves better.”  More >

As Whitmer Deems Re-Opening Michigan’s Economy Reckless, State Proceeds with May Elections

In recent days, Governor Whitmer has rebuked Republican attempts to safely and strategically reopen the economy while allowing Michigan’s May elections to remain in place. Whitmer herself has said that Michigan is “not out of the woods yet” for COVID-19, yet today countless Michiganders and Election Day workers could be exposed to the virus, even though the issues being voted on could simply be placed on the August ballot. “Today’s election easily could have been postponed and rolled into our August election, instead of risking the health of Michigan election workers,” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “It’s quite clear that Whitmer’s executive order only applies when it benefits her agenda. This is a great disservice to the health and well-being of the election workers who perform a critical service to our democracy.” More >

Whitmer Vies for Vice Presidential Nomination

Despite her public comments that she’s “not focused on politics,” the New York Times reported this weekend that Governor Whitmer’s staffers confirmed she was “keenly interested in the vice presidency.” Since the coronavirus outbreak hit Michigan, Whitmer has made over 50 appearances on national television and has been the focus of multiple magazine profiles. “Hundreds of thousands of Michiganders are unemployed and can’t get help from the state, and yet Whitmer is more concerned with her audition to be Joe Biden’s VP nominee.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “It is hard to take the Governor seriously when she says, ‘I didn’t go out looking for the national spotlight’, when she hired a presidential campaign press consultant at the start of this crisis, to beef up her image.”   More >

Whitmer to set up ‘Watchdog’ to watch Whitmer

The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement that she will create a “Michigan COVID-19 Office of Accountability” within the state budget office to oversee spending on the pandemic response. The move comes after Whitmer received national criticism for her administration's handling of the state's COVID-19 contact tracing program which was awarded to two partisan Democrat political firms. “Two weeks ago, the Whitmer administration got caught with its hand in the political cookie jar when they hired a purely partisan Democrat firm on a no-bid contract to handle state business. Now, the governor is simply trying to silence her critics with this blatantly political move. However, this begs the bigger question, which of her political cronies is Gretchen Whitmer going to hire into this cushy taxpayer-funded job to babysit her other taxpayer-paid political cronies?”   More >

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