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Michigan Legislators Call For Subpoena Powers In Election Investigation

LANSING, Mich., December 9, 2020 – Today, members of the Michigan House of Representatives released a statement calling for subpoena powers to be granted to the House Oversight Committees to aid in their investigation of the 2020 November election results, as well as an immediate halt to the destruction of all election-related materials. This comes after Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox and Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel made calls for a full audit of the November election results due to widespread irregularities. “I am proud of the Republican legislators who stood up for the preservation of evidence and the powers required to launch a full-scale investigation into November’s election results.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “The Michigan Republican Party will continue to support and fight for uncovering the truth of what happened on Election Day and the days that followed.” More >

Detroit State Rep Incites Violence

LANSING, Mich., December 9, 2020 – In a video posted on Facebook last night, Representative Cynthia A. Johnson posted a disturbing profanity-laden video where she incited violence against Republicans. In the video Johnson told supporters of President Trump to “watch out” and called for her “soldiers” to “make them pay”. “I am incredibly disturbed by Representative Cynthia Johnson’s deranged Facebook rant. It is reprehensible that an elected official would call on her ‘soldiers’ to make the supporters of an opposing party ‘pay’, and clearly such a statement could incite people to violence.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “It was distressing to know that Representative Johnson received threats after last week’s hearing, however by issuing threats of violence of her own against the supporters of President Trump she has sunk to the same level as the unhinged individuals who threatened her. I call on Governor Whitmer and Michigan Democrats to condemn Representative Johnson’s statement immediately.” More >

Whitmer Puts Party Planning Above People Of Michigan

LANSING, Mich., December 8, 2020 – On the same day Governor Whitmer extended her shutdowns which have crippled small businesses and caused families across Michigan to cancel holiday celebrations, it was announced that Whitmer has taken on a new job - planning Joe Biden’s inaugural celebration. According to an announcement from Joe Biden’s team, Governor Whitmer will serve as an advisor to help plan the upcoming inauguration. Meanwhile, restaurants and businesses throughout the state remain shuttered during their busiest time of the year, with no end in sight. “Governor Whitmer is showing yet again that she is prioritizing partisan politics over the people of Michigan. Instead of planning a party, she should be working with the State Legislature to come up with a plan that protects Michiganders without destroying their lives.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I call on Governor Whitmer to resign from this party planning position and devote herself to the job she was elected to do. If that is too much to ask, ‘Big Gretch’ should find a new job.” More >

Redistricting Commission Considering Partisan Appointment

LANSING, Mich., December 7, 2020 – In a clear case of irony, the “non-partisan” Michigan Redistricting Commission is considering a hyper-partisan appointment to the General Counsel position to advise the commission on all legal matters. The Michigan Redistricting Commission is considering the appointment of James Lancaster to fill the role of General Counsel to the commission, a role that carries immense power as chief legal advisor. Lancaster has a long partisan history of financially supporting Democrats and liberal causes. This also comes after candidates with even the slightest partisan ties to Republicans were rejected for other positions on the commission. “The fact that the Redistricting Commission is considering a partisan Democrat like James Lancaster for such a vital and powerful role, shows how easily the commission can become a vessel for the Democrat Party.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I call on all members of the commission to reject Mr. Lancaster’s consideration, and uphold the standard they have established of choosing candidates with no connection to partisan politics.” More >

Benson Demands Data Deleted

While MIGOP calls for audit, Benson demands election data deleted   LANSING, Mich., December 4, 2020 – While the Michigan Republican Party joined bipartisan calls for a full audit of the November 2020 election results, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is pushing for the mass deletion of election data. In a memo to County Clerks earlier this week, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson told clerks to delete Electronic Poll Book Software and associated files, despite multiple calls for an audit of the election - including a bipartisan request from the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. According to the Michigan Bureau of Elections, this data should not be deleted if, “a post-election audit is planned but has not yet been completed,”. “Secretary Benson’s move to request the deletion of election data amidst bipartisan calls for an audit is just another example of her putting partisan politics over what’s best for Michigan.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “With election irregularities rampant across the state, it is vital that we have this audit before any election data is deleted. Secretary Benson’s move to delete this data before an audit raises a serious question, what are the Democrats hiding?” More >

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Michigan Legislators Call For Subpoena Powers In Election Investigation

LANSING, Mich., December 9, 2020 – Today, members of the Michigan House of Representatives released a statement calling for subpoena powers to be granted to the House Oversight Committees to aid in their investigation of the 2020 November election results, as well as an immediate halt to the destruction of all election-related materials. This comes after Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox and Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel made calls for a full audit of the November election results due to widespread irregularities. “I am proud of the Republican legislators who stood up for the preservation of evidence and the powers required to launch a full-scale investigation into November’s election results.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “The Michigan Republican Party will continue to support and fight for uncovering the truth of what happened on Election Day and the days that followed.” More >

Detroit State Rep Incites Violence

LANSING, Mich., December 9, 2020 – In a video posted on Facebook last night, Representative Cynthia A. Johnson posted a disturbing profanity-laden video where she incited violence against Republicans. In the video Johnson told supporters of President Trump to “watch out” and called for her “soldiers” to “make them pay”. “I am incredibly disturbed by Representative Cynthia Johnson’s deranged Facebook rant. It is reprehensible that an elected official would call on her ‘soldiers’ to make the supporters of an opposing party ‘pay’, and clearly such a statement could incite people to violence.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “It was distressing to know that Representative Johnson received threats after last week’s hearing, however by issuing threats of violence of her own against the supporters of President Trump she has sunk to the same level as the unhinged individuals who threatened her. I call on Governor Whitmer and Michigan Democrats to condemn Representative Johnson’s statement immediately.” More >

Whitmer Puts Party Planning Above People Of Michigan

LANSING, Mich., December 8, 2020 – On the same day Governor Whitmer extended her shutdowns which have crippled small businesses and caused families across Michigan to cancel holiday celebrations, it was announced that Whitmer has taken on a new job - planning Joe Biden’s inaugural celebration. According to an announcement from Joe Biden’s team, Governor Whitmer will serve as an advisor to help plan the upcoming inauguration. Meanwhile, restaurants and businesses throughout the state remain shuttered during their busiest time of the year, with no end in sight. “Governor Whitmer is showing yet again that she is prioritizing partisan politics over the people of Michigan. Instead of planning a party, she should be working with the State Legislature to come up with a plan that protects Michiganders without destroying their lives.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I call on Governor Whitmer to resign from this party planning position and devote herself to the job she was elected to do. If that is too much to ask, ‘Big Gretch’ should find a new job.” More >

Redistricting Commission Considering Partisan Appointment

LANSING, Mich., December 7, 2020 – In a clear case of irony, the “non-partisan” Michigan Redistricting Commission is considering a hyper-partisan appointment to the General Counsel position to advise the commission on all legal matters. The Michigan Redistricting Commission is considering the appointment of James Lancaster to fill the role of General Counsel to the commission, a role that carries immense power as chief legal advisor. Lancaster has a long partisan history of financially supporting Democrats and liberal causes. This also comes after candidates with even the slightest partisan ties to Republicans were rejected for other positions on the commission. “The fact that the Redistricting Commission is considering a partisan Democrat like James Lancaster for such a vital and powerful role, shows how easily the commission can become a vessel for the Democrat Party.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I call on all members of the commission to reject Mr. Lancaster’s consideration, and uphold the standard they have established of choosing candidates with no connection to partisan politics.” More >

Benson Demands Data Deleted

While MIGOP calls for audit, Benson demands election data deleted   LANSING, Mich., December 4, 2020 – While the Michigan Republican Party joined bipartisan calls for a full audit of the November 2020 election results, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is pushing for the mass deletion of election data. In a memo to County Clerks earlier this week, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson told clerks to delete Electronic Poll Book Software and associated files, despite multiple calls for an audit of the election - including a bipartisan request from the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. According to the Michigan Bureau of Elections, this data should not be deleted if, “a post-election audit is planned but has not yet been completed,”. “Secretary Benson’s move to request the deletion of election data amidst bipartisan calls for an audit is just another example of her putting partisan politics over what’s best for Michigan.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “With election irregularities rampant across the state, it is vital that we have this audit before any election data is deleted. Secretary Benson’s move to delete this data before an audit raises a serious question, what are the Democrats hiding?” More >

Whitmer Administration Ignores Science On School Closures

LANSING, Mich., December 3, 2020 – As experts around the nation have begun to admit their mistakes in calling for school closures, Governor Whitmer’s administration is choosing to ignore the science and insist on the continued closure of Michigan schools. In a Michigan Senate hearing this morning, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon insisted they had evidence backing the continued closure of Michigan schools. This comes the same week that Dr. Fauci said that we should “keep the children in school and get them back to school.”. Fox News reported that Dr. Fauci also “noted that the spread of COVID-19 between children was ‘low,’ especially compared to other areas.”. “Governor Whitmer’s continued insistence that we keep our children out of school, despite the science showing the detrimental effects of this policy, is unconscionable.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “From putting COVID positive patients into nursing homes to closing Michigan schools, Governor Whitmer’s track record of ignoring the science and doubling down on failed policies is an embarrassment to the state and Michiganders are suffering as a result.” More >

Cox Statement On Joint Legal Briefing With Mayor Giuliani

LANSING, Mich., December 2, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding the 2020 legal briefing hosted today with the president’s personal attorney, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, on election irregularities in Michigan. Click here to watch the full briefing. “I was so proud to host today’s legal briefing with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, to give our grassroots activists an update on the election irregularities we have experienced in Michigan. From the minute we learned about these irregularities, the Michigan Republican Party jumped into action to ensure we collected all the evidence and fought any and all efforts to eliminate transparency from our elections. I look forward to hearing Mayor Giuliani’s testimony in our legislature this evening.” More >

Cox Statement On Senate Election Integrity Hearing

LANSING, Mich., December 1, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding today’s Michigan Senate hearing on the integrity of our elections. “I applaud the Michigan Senate for taking up such an important issue in today’s hearing. These hearings will continue to expose the unprecedented amount of irregularities that Michigan experienced in this election. As we learn the truth of what happened on Election Day and the days following, I call on all of our leaders to take steps to ensure that these embarrassing abuses never happen again.” More >

Restaurants Argue Whitmer's Shutdown Is Unconstitutional

LANSING, Mich., December 1, 2020 – After Governor Whitmer issued another shutdown which barred restaurants from having dine-in service, the industry is fighting back, arguing her crippling order is unconstitutional. In a court hearing yesterday, lawyers representing multiple restaurant associations argued that Governor Whitmer’s ban on dine-in service was unconstitutional. According to MLive, the specific area of concern comes from the statute “MCL 333.2253, which allows the MDHHS director to ‘prohibit the gathering of people for any purpose’ during an epidemic.” Restaurants are arguing this law to be unconstitutional. “Governor Whitmer has single handedly destroyed hundreds of small businesses and thousands of jobs with her administrations unconstitutional orders.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Whitmer continues to shut out the people’s elected representatives in the legislature, refusing to come up with a plan that protects the lives of Michiganders without destroying their livelihoods. The Michigan Republican Party stands with restaurants and all businesses as they fight to survive Whitmer’s disastrous orders.” More >

Slotkin Considered For CIA Director Despite Past Criticism

LANSING, Mich., November 30, 2020 – Despite years of criticism for her handling of foreign policy matters, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin is now reportedly being considered for Director of the CIA in a Joe Biden Administration, according to the Detroit Free Press.   Her consideration comes despite the fact that Slotkin has previously received immense scrutiny for her handling of American foreign policy, especially on matters in the Middle East. Slotkin received severe criticism from the late Senator John McCain, who said to her during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, “Ms. Slotkin, you either don't know the truth or you are not telling the truth to this committee,”, ending his remarks adding “I do not believe she is qualified.” and that, “she can’t articulate a strategy for the defeat of ISIS,”.   “From her support of the failed Iran Nuclear Deal to her inability to articulate any plans to fight America’s adversaries, Congresswoman Slotkin has proven time and again how grossly unqualified she is to handle foreign policy matters.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “It comes as no surprise that Joe Biden would consider someone this incompetent for his CIA Director, but I hope for the sake of the American people he has the wherewithal to pass on what would be a disastrous appointment.”  More >

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