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Cox Statement On Ronna McDaniel's Re-Election

LANSING, Mich., January 8, 2021 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the re-election of Ronna McDaniel as RNC Chairman. “I am thrilled that my good friend Ronna McDaniel was re-elected as Chairman of the RNC today. Under Ronna’s leadership, we have seen the greatest expansions of the GOP in our nation’s history. From record votes cast for Republicans to new inroads with diverse groups of voters, Ronna is poised to continue to expand upon these successes over the next 4 years, and I cannot wait to see where her leadership takes our party.” More >

Whitmer Mocks Catholic Devotional in Tweet

LANSING, Mich., January 6, 2021 – In a tweet posted by Governor Whitmer this morning, she displayed a catholic prayer candle which replaced the religious figure with Democrat Georgia activist Stacy Abrams. These candles are traditionally used by Catholics in prayer to ask for the intercession of a particular saint.     “As a Catholic, I am insulted that Governor Whitmer would mock such an important religious symbol to make a political statement.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I wish I could say I expected more from Governor Whitmer, but unfortunately her term as Governor is rife with these type of political stunts, and poor attempts at humor. The Governor owes Michigan’s 2 million Catholics an apology.”  More >

Whitmer Veto Torpedo’s Unemployment Benefits

LANSING, Mich., January 5, 2021 – Governor Whitmer’s own unemployment agency is now confirming that she did veto an extension of unemployment benefits passed by the Republican-controlled legislature after she repeatedly denied she had done so. According to Gongwer, Governor Whitmer’s unemployment agency “acknowledged Monday that individuals filing in 2021 for jobless benefits will only receive a maximum of 20 weeks of benefits because of the veto of $220 million from a supplemental bill.”. This comes as a significant change in messaging after Governor Whitmer insisted she had not vetoed unemployment benefits. “Governor Whitmer’s decision to veto an extension of unemployment benefits for Michiganders struggling as a result of her lockdowns shows that she either doesn’t know what she is doing or doesn’t care about the people in our state.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Either way, what is clear is that Governor Whitmer has yet again proven how unfit she is to serve as this state’s Governor, and the people of Michigan won’t forget her incompetence come 2022.” More >

Cox Statement On The Retirement Of Justice Markman

LANSING, Mich., December 29, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the retirement of Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman, and the legacy he leaves behind. “Justice Markman has been an incredible advocate for the rule of law and protector of the Michigan constitution. His retirement from the court will mark the end of an era, which saw his steady leadership fight for the rights of the people of Michigan for more than two decades. While his voice will be missed on the court, I am confident his legacy will carry on for years to come, for he has truly inspired a generation with his deep commitment and love for the law and the State of Michigan.” More >

Whitmer Vetoes Unemployment Extension

LANSING, Mich., December 29, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox on Governor Gretchen Whitmer's decision to use her line-item veto power to block a provision which would have extended unemployment benefits for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. "First, Governor Whitmer put people out of work with her shutdown orders. Then, through her administration's incompetence, it became almost impossible for out-of-work Michiganders to receive unemployment benefits. Now, Whitmer has vetoed extending aid to workers even though her draconian shutdowns continue. Clearly, the 'science' Whitmer is following doesn't include basic economics, and Michigan families are paying the price." More >

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Cox Statement On Ronna McDaniel's Re-Election

LANSING, Mich., January 8, 2021 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the re-election of Ronna McDaniel as RNC Chairman. “I am thrilled that my good friend Ronna McDaniel was re-elected as Chairman of the RNC today. Under Ronna’s leadership, we have seen the greatest expansions of the GOP in our nation’s history. From record votes cast for Republicans to new inroads with diverse groups of voters, Ronna is poised to continue to expand upon these successes over the next 4 years, and I cannot wait to see where her leadership takes our party.” More >

Whitmer Mocks Catholic Devotional in Tweet

LANSING, Mich., January 6, 2021 – In a tweet posted by Governor Whitmer this morning, she displayed a catholic prayer candle which replaced the religious figure with Democrat Georgia activist Stacy Abrams. These candles are traditionally used by Catholics in prayer to ask for the intercession of a particular saint.     “As a Catholic, I am insulted that Governor Whitmer would mock such an important religious symbol to make a political statement.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I wish I could say I expected more from Governor Whitmer, but unfortunately her term as Governor is rife with these type of political stunts, and poor attempts at humor. The Governor owes Michigan’s 2 million Catholics an apology.”  More >

Whitmer Veto Torpedo’s Unemployment Benefits

LANSING, Mich., January 5, 2021 – Governor Whitmer’s own unemployment agency is now confirming that she did veto an extension of unemployment benefits passed by the Republican-controlled legislature after she repeatedly denied she had done so. According to Gongwer, Governor Whitmer’s unemployment agency “acknowledged Monday that individuals filing in 2021 for jobless benefits will only receive a maximum of 20 weeks of benefits because of the veto of $220 million from a supplemental bill.”. This comes as a significant change in messaging after Governor Whitmer insisted she had not vetoed unemployment benefits. “Governor Whitmer’s decision to veto an extension of unemployment benefits for Michiganders struggling as a result of her lockdowns shows that she either doesn’t know what she is doing or doesn’t care about the people in our state.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Either way, what is clear is that Governor Whitmer has yet again proven how unfit she is to serve as this state’s Governor, and the people of Michigan won’t forget her incompetence come 2022.” More >

Cox Statement On The Retirement Of Justice Markman

LANSING, Mich., December 29, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the retirement of Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman, and the legacy he leaves behind. “Justice Markman has been an incredible advocate for the rule of law and protector of the Michigan constitution. His retirement from the court will mark the end of an era, which saw his steady leadership fight for the rights of the people of Michigan for more than two decades. While his voice will be missed on the court, I am confident his legacy will carry on for years to come, for he has truly inspired a generation with his deep commitment and love for the law and the State of Michigan.” More >

Whitmer Vetoes Unemployment Extension

LANSING, Mich., December 29, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox on Governor Gretchen Whitmer's decision to use her line-item veto power to block a provision which would have extended unemployment benefits for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. "First, Governor Whitmer put people out of work with her shutdown orders. Then, through her administration's incompetence, it became almost impossible for out-of-work Michiganders to receive unemployment benefits. Now, Whitmer has vetoed extending aid to workers even though her draconian shutdowns continue. Clearly, the 'science' Whitmer is following doesn't include basic economics, and Michigan families are paying the price." More >

Cox Statement On Charges Filed In Wayne County Canvasser’s Case

LANSING, Mich., December 24, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the charges being filed against those who threatened Republican Wayne County Canvasser Monica Palmer and her young daughter. “I am disgusted by the graphic threats sent to Monica Palmer and her young daughter, over her job as a canvasser in Wayne County. These threats featured horrific images and descriptions depicting both rape and murder. This type of behavior is unacceptable in our society, and I am shocked and appalled. I am calling for our state’s top Democrats, including Governor Whitmer, to make clear that this will not be tolerated and that whoever takes part in these types of actions will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”  More >

ICYMI: Whitmer Uses Santa To Tell Kids Not To See Family For Christmas

LANSING, Mich., December 22, 2020 – In case you missed it, The Washington Times reported that Governor Whitmer held a video call with “Santa” and children and used the opportunity to tell them they should stay home and not see their grandparents or other family members for Christmas. Parents who were on the call who disagreed with her comments were not able to voice their concerns due to a closed comment section. Read the full article by The Washington Times below. Gretchen Whitmer enlists 'Santa' to back 'stay home' COVID-19 Christmas message for kids: 'Mask up' Douglas Ernst, The Washington Times  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer brought in the big guns to convince children to obey her COVID-19 rules: Santa Claus. “Saint Nick” joined the Michigan Democrat this week for a “Special Holiday Message” with a handful of kids. “Santa, do you have to wear a mask?” kids asked in the stream uploaded to the lawmaker’s official YouTube channel. “I think we’re so far up North that it might not be getting to us,” Ms. Whitmer’s guest replied Wednesday. “But we’re not gonna take any chances. We’re all gonna mask up. We’re all gonna wash our hands, and we’re all gonna stay six feet apart. What I would suggest to do is what the governor is telling all the people of the great state of Michigan to do. Social distance, wash your hands, and make sure you wear your mask when you’re outside your home.” The governor concurred and told the children it wasn’t safe... More >

Cox Statement On Michigan Legislature's COVID Relief

LANSING, Mich., December 21, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the Michigan legislature passing a COVID relief package. “I am proud of the work Republicans in the State Senate and House did to ensure the passage of this much needed COVID relief package. It is a shame that Governor Whitmer’s crippling policies have warranted such steps, but where she failed to support Michigan businesses and families, Republicans in the legislature stepped up to the plate. The final step to providing permanent relief for our state and its citizens is to once and for all do away with Governor Whitmer’s failed lockdowns.” More >

Cox Statement On Whitmer Shutdown Extension

LANSING, Mich., December 18, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding Governor Whitmer’s Administration extending her shutdown policy. “I am happy to see that Governor Whitmer has decided to let our kids go back to school after coming under pressure from the Michigan Republican Party and others. However, I am disappointed that Governor Whitmer continues to ignore the pleas of citizens across Michigan who are suffering personally and financially due to her shutdown policies. I condemn Governor Whitmer’s decision to keep many small businesses closed, and hope she reverses this course of action so that Michigan families can have financial stability this holiday season.” More >

Whitmer's Shutdowns Spike Joblessness

LANSING, Mich., December 17, 2020 – After months of warning signs that Governor Whitmer’s shutdown policies would cripple Michigan’s economy, a new report shows Michigan’s unemployment rate went up for the first time since April. According to the Detroit News, “Michigan's seasonal unemployment rate increased… in November to 6.9%”. This troubling statistic comes after reports that nearly half of all restaurants will remain closed until after the end of the pandemic, after Governor Whitmer banned indoor dining, crippling the industry. “These new reports show that Governor Whitmer’s shutdowns continue to cause economic casualties that are destroying people’s livelihoods and crippling them financially.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Whitmer’s continued bypass of the people’s representatives in the legislature shows that she has no regard for how her policies affect real people. Governor Whitmer must put aside her partisanship and pride and roll back her shutdown policies before they do irreparable damage to Michigan’s economy and its citizens.” More >

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