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Governor Whitmer Owes Michigan a Plan

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Whitmer’s failure to provide Michigan with a plan to reopen the economy and get Michiganders back to work as the coronavirus curve has flattened. “While 48 states across the country are reopening, Michigan still is completely without a comprehensive plan on reopening our state. Speaker Chatfield and Majority Leader Shirkey have tried many times to reopen the state with a regional, CISA-based approach – yet Governor Whitmer has rejected their partnership which Michigan’s recovery and success depends on. It’s time for the Governor to put forth a real plan and reopen Michigan so no more hardworking Michiganders have to suffer.” More >

Democrats Put Liberal Wishlist Ahead of the American People

Today, the U.S. House is set to vote on another round of “coronavirus” aid bills that have been stuffed with Nancy Pelosi’s liberal wish list. Rolled into the “aid”, are provisions that would increase funding for the US Postal Service, Planned Parenthood, vote by mail, and funds for cannabis companies. The 3 trillion-dollar package was created by the Democrat caucus without the bill going through a single congressional committee or negotiating with the GOP. President Trump and Senate Republicans have already announced opposition to the “HEROES Act” which the press has dubbed a “messaging bill”. Centrist Democrats in Pelosi’s own caucus have even begun to vote against the flawed legislation. On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer praised Speaker Pelosi for the bill despite members of both parties speaking out in opposition to the package. “This monstrosity is a complete waste of everyone’s time and was clearly not done in good faith to help the American people.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “This is nothing more than political ploy Democrats have created to try and hurt Republicans. Shame on any Democrat who signs their name to this.” More >

Biden and Peter’s Tara Reade Problem

Yesterday, in an interview with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden admitted that the American people “probably shouldn’t vote for me” if voters believe Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations against him. Biden then added he himself “wouldn’t vote for me” if he believed the allegations. That begs the question, “does Senator Gary Peters believe Tara Reade?” Peters, who faces John James this November, previously endorsed Biden last month but has denied multiple requests for comment on the issue. Reade, who came forward with sexual assault allegations against the former Vice President when she was a member of his Senate staff, has said that the presidential nominee should drop out of the race. “Michiganders have a right to know who Gary Peters believes; his political pal Joe Biden or Tara Reade?” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “The only thing worse than the Democrat’s effort to silence Tara Reade, is Gary Peter’s silence since these allegations became public over 50 days ago.” More >

Whitmer Ditches Michigan for Biden Campaign

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Whitmer’s roundtable with Joe Biden today. “While a third of Michigan’s workforce is unemployed and thousands are dying, Governor Whitmer came out in yet another VP audition saying now is the time to address climate change. Michigan deserves a real leader who is worried about our state, not liberal talking points.” More >

Whitmer Continues National Audition

Yesterday, Governor Whitmer joined ABC’s ‘The View’ and CNN’s ‘The Situation Room’ with Wolf Blitzer for yet another two national auditions to become Joe Biden’s running mate. While the Michigan Legislature was in session to work toward reopening Michigan, the governor made it clear that her sights were set on vice presidential politics. Whitmer maintained that her decisions on reopening the state were guided by “data” and “science” from medical professionals and epidemiologists. However, the governor has yet to put forward a detailed planned on how, which and when certain sectors of Michigan’s economy would reopen at all. “I don’t think anyone is surprised that yet again, Governor Whitmer is focused on trying to get the attention of Joe Biden, instead of rolling up her sleeves and getting to work with our legislature to reopen Michigan.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “The truth of the matter is that this is both a health and economic crisis, and that addressing BOTH truly cannot wait any longer.” More >

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Governor Whitmer Owes Michigan a Plan

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Whitmer’s failure to provide Michigan with a plan to reopen the economy and get Michiganders back to work as the coronavirus curve has flattened. “While 48 states across the country are reopening, Michigan still is completely without a comprehensive plan on reopening our state. Speaker Chatfield and Majority Leader Shirkey have tried many times to reopen the state with a regional, CISA-based approach – yet Governor Whitmer has rejected their partnership which Michigan’s recovery and success depends on. It’s time for the Governor to put forth a real plan and reopen Michigan so no more hardworking Michiganders have to suffer.” More >

Democrats Put Liberal Wishlist Ahead of the American People

Today, the U.S. House is set to vote on another round of “coronavirus” aid bills that have been stuffed with Nancy Pelosi’s liberal wish list. Rolled into the “aid”, are provisions that would increase funding for the US Postal Service, Planned Parenthood, vote by mail, and funds for cannabis companies. The 3 trillion-dollar package was created by the Democrat caucus without the bill going through a single congressional committee or negotiating with the GOP. President Trump and Senate Republicans have already announced opposition to the “HEROES Act” which the press has dubbed a “messaging bill”. Centrist Democrats in Pelosi’s own caucus have even begun to vote against the flawed legislation. On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer praised Speaker Pelosi for the bill despite members of both parties speaking out in opposition to the package. “This monstrosity is a complete waste of everyone’s time and was clearly not done in good faith to help the American people.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “This is nothing more than political ploy Democrats have created to try and hurt Republicans. Shame on any Democrat who signs their name to this.” More >

Biden and Peter’s Tara Reade Problem

Yesterday, in an interview with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden admitted that the American people “probably shouldn’t vote for me” if voters believe Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations against him. Biden then added he himself “wouldn’t vote for me” if he believed the allegations. That begs the question, “does Senator Gary Peters believe Tara Reade?” Peters, who faces John James this November, previously endorsed Biden last month but has denied multiple requests for comment on the issue. Reade, who came forward with sexual assault allegations against the former Vice President when she was a member of his Senate staff, has said that the presidential nominee should drop out of the race. “Michiganders have a right to know who Gary Peters believes; his political pal Joe Biden or Tara Reade?” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “The only thing worse than the Democrat’s effort to silence Tara Reade, is Gary Peter’s silence since these allegations became public over 50 days ago.” More >

Whitmer Ditches Michigan for Biden Campaign

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Whitmer’s roundtable with Joe Biden today. “While a third of Michigan’s workforce is unemployed and thousands are dying, Governor Whitmer came out in yet another VP audition saying now is the time to address climate change. Michigan deserves a real leader who is worried about our state, not liberal talking points.” More >

Whitmer Continues National Audition

Yesterday, Governor Whitmer joined ABC’s ‘The View’ and CNN’s ‘The Situation Room’ with Wolf Blitzer for yet another two national auditions to become Joe Biden’s running mate. While the Michigan Legislature was in session to work toward reopening Michigan, the governor made it clear that her sights were set on vice presidential politics. Whitmer maintained that her decisions on reopening the state were guided by “data” and “science” from medical professionals and epidemiologists. However, the governor has yet to put forward a detailed planned on how, which and when certain sectors of Michigan’s economy would reopen at all. “I don’t think anyone is surprised that yet again, Governor Whitmer is focused on trying to get the attention of Joe Biden, instead of rolling up her sleeves and getting to work with our legislature to reopen Michigan.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “The truth of the matter is that this is both a health and economic crisis, and that addressing BOTH truly cannot wait any longer.” More >

Biden Recruits El-Sayed To Assist with Socialized Agenda

This morning, it was announced that Abdul El-Sayed was recruited by Joe Biden to a Sanders-Biden unity taskforce, to develop policy recommendations for the presumptive presidential nominee and the DNC. El-Sayed is best known for his progressive, democrat-socialist policy positions on climate change, the economy, education, health care and immigration. Abdul El-Sayed, a 2018 gubernatorial candidate in the Democrat primary, has been an outspoken advocate for Medicare for All and will advise Biden on healthcare. In the past, El-Sayed has campaigned with Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Medicare for All. “If anyone needed any more proof of how radical Biden has become – he has now recruited avowed socialists to guide his campaign and policy decisions.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “From the Green New Deal that would decimate Michigan’s economy, or Medicare for All that would kick millions of Michiganders off their employer provided healthcare plans, Biden’s socialized policies are far too toxic for Michigan.”   More >

MIGOP Statement on the Passing of Senator Morris Hood III

The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding the passing of State Senator Morris Hood III. “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Senator Morris Hood, an outstanding individual and leader for his community. Senator Hood was a well-respected, dedicated public servant and tireless advocate for his constituents. My husband Mike and I would like to extend our prayers and deepest condolences to his family, friends and community during this difficult time.”   More >

One failed Michigan Governor Bails Out Another

As thousands of Michiganders continue to wait for Governor Gretchen Whitmer to fix the state's broken unemployment system, Whitmer continues to raise money for her political war chest. Today, Whitmer even enlisted the help of former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm who oversaw one of the worst economic periods in state history with her two terms being labeled “Michigan’s Lost Decade”. In a Tuesday fundraising email, Granholm asks for donors to help raise $10,000 “so the Governor’s team can ramp up legal and communications strategies”. This is despite the fact that Whitmer will not appear on an election ballot for almost two years, and such costs that are related to her official duties are covered by the state. Whitmer has been criticized for raising campaign funds throughout the COVID-19 crisis while hiring political communications specialist Chris Meagher onto the state payroll.  “Jennifer Granholm’s endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis shows that failed Governors stick together.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “Not only has Gretchen Whitmer bungled Michigan’s response to COVID-19 and overstepped her authority, but she continues to campaign off this crisis despite the fact that she isn’t on the ballot in 2020. However, her constant fundraising and dozens of national media appearances are further proof she is trying to change that by securing the 2020 Democrat Vice Presidential nomination.” A copy of Granholm’s email can be found below. On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 10:42 AM, Jennifer Granholm <info@gretchenwhitmer.com> wrote: ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌‌  In tough times,... More >

Another Day, Another Peters Duck

Yesterday, Fox News reported that Senator Gary Peters yet again “did not respond to a request for comment”, regarding Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden. This is now the third publication that Peters has avoided responding to on this question in recent weeks. In 2018, during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Gary Peters supported Christine Blasey Ford coming forward. Now, Peters remains silent on Reade’s allegations against Biden – whom Peters endorsed for president last month. “Michiganders should not be surprised Gary Peters would rather hide from the press than risk disappointing his buddy Joe Biden.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “After all, Gary Peters hides from all issues that could hurt his political party or jeopardize his standing with Democrats. The honest and hardworking people of our state deserve to know if Gary Peters puts sexual assault survivors or his political party first.” More >

MIGOP Statement on Social Media Threats

The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding recent threats of violence that have been made on social media against several Michigan public officials. “Our nation works because Americans can come together and peacefully discuss our disagreements. While people have the right to protest and express their views, violence and intimidation have no place in the American system and the Michigan Republican Party condemns any individuals who are resorting to such tactics.”   More >

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