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Cox Statement on Gary Peters Opposing Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation

LANSING, Mich., October 27, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ vote against the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett:   “Gary Peters made yet another partisan vote in a Senate career defined by voting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer 95% of the time, despite the fact that Michigan families sent him there to stand up for them. Worse yet, Peters chose to play politics instead of supporting an incredibly well-qualified woman for the United States Supreme Court. The only thing Peters confirmed tonight was his commitment to a radical progressive policy agenda that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unmasked when she said Peters is the key to “a memorable shift from just a flatline of this idea of bipartisanship”. More >

Cox Statement On Confirmation Of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

LANSING, Mich., October 26, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the Senate confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court.   “President Trump promised Americans that he would appoint rule of law justices to the Supreme Court, who would protect and defend our constitution. Tonight’s confirmation of his nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is a fulfillment of this promise. Justice Barrett will bring dignity and esteem to the Supreme Court with her originalist approach, and Americans can be proud to know that they have yet another justice defending their rights and the Constitution of the United States.” More >

ICYMI: AOC Promises That Gary Peters Will Create A “Memorable Shift” To Progressive Policies

Ocasio Cortez exposes Peters’ campaign claims of bi-partisanship as a joke that will be ignored if Democrats take full-control of the U.S. Capitol   LANSING, Mich., October 26, 2020 – Gary Peters’ Senate seat must be saved to ensure a “memorable shift” to progressive polices, despite the fact he has been attempting to campaign as a moderate, bi-partisan candidate, according to progressive leader Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez    On CNN over the weekend, Ocasio Cortez said that reelecting Gary Peters is key to a “once in a generation” chance for progressives to run wild with policies that will hurt Michigan’s economy and family checkbooks.   That is in stark contrast with what Peters says on the trail about bipartisanship. But Peters has given many hints about his readiness to follow Ocasio Cortez’s progressive plans for Congress:   Green New Deal: Peters refused to cast a vote against the Green New Deal when he had the chance last year, instead he weakly voted “present”.   Medicare For All: Behind closed doors, Peters told progressive activists that “The path forward is where you're going to have a ‘Medicare for All’ down the road, that's probably where we're going to go…”   Votes lock-step with liberal leadership: Peters votes along with super-liberal Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer 95% of the time.       “Gary Peters tries to wear the mantle of bipartisanship but he quietly courts the radical progressive agenda that will cost Michigan families their money and jobs,” said Michigan Republican Party... More >

Biden Teases SCOTUS Scheme

Joe Biden continues to leave the door open for a radical court-packing plan   LANSING, Mich., October 26, 2020 – Once considered a radical taboo, Joe Biden continues to leave the door open to a liberal takeover of the United States Supreme Court by adding seats. Despite the Supreme Court being fixed at nine justices for over 150 years, Democrats want to add seats onto the Supreme Court and fill them with left wing justices, destabilizing our justice system. This is a power play that Biden has not ruled out.   In fact, Biden has actually signaled his support for the idea, saying, “it depends how it turns out” with the Barrett nomination, and late last week, he announced his plan to form a commission that would “go well beyond [court] packing.”   “For 150 years, nine has been the magic number on our Supreme Court. While that number was good enough for every President from Grant to Trump, the fact that Biden has made it clear it’s not good enough for him is telling,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “The simple fact is the Democrats have not gotten their way under the rules, and now they want to change the rules. This is yet another reason why we must reelect President Trump next Tuesday.” More >

Uh, Gary?

Are You Going To Kill 182,000 Michigan Jobs Along With Joe Biden?!     LANSING, Mich., October 23, 2020 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox today challenged U.S. Senator Gary Peters to disavow Joe Biden’s plan to end 180,000 Michigan jobs in the natural gas and oil industry.   During last night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump asked Biden if he would “close down the oil industry.”   Shockingly, Biden said, “I would transition from the oil industry, yes.”   Industry estimates say that Biden’s plan would likely eliminate a whopping 182,000 Michigan jobs (direct, indirect and induced). These jobs would make a $15.8 BILLION contribution to our economy.   Peters already has a track record of being afraid to stand up to the radical progressive energy agenda. When given the chance to say no the Green New Deal, Peters weakly voted “present” last year.   In March 2019, Peters Voted “Present” On A Motion To Invoke Cloture On The Motion To Proceed To S.J. Res. 8. The Resolution, Sponsored By Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Was Identical To The Green New Deal Resolution Introduced By Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). (S.J. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #52: Cloture Motion Rejected, 0-57-43; R 0-53-0, D 0-3-42, I 0-1-1; 3/26/19, Peters Voted Present)   “Gary Peters votes with his party in lockstep and his party, starting with Joe Biden, is completely beholden to a radical, progressive energy agenda that will cost Michigan families more, starting with their jobs,” said Cox.... More >

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Cox Statement on Gary Peters Opposing Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation

LANSING, Mich., October 27, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ vote against the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett:   “Gary Peters made yet another partisan vote in a Senate career defined by voting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer 95% of the time, despite the fact that Michigan families sent him there to stand up for them. Worse yet, Peters chose to play politics instead of supporting an incredibly well-qualified woman for the United States Supreme Court. The only thing Peters confirmed tonight was his commitment to a radical progressive policy agenda that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unmasked when she said Peters is the key to “a memorable shift from just a flatline of this idea of bipartisanship”. More >

Cox Statement On Confirmation Of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

LANSING, Mich., October 26, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the Senate confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court.   “President Trump promised Americans that he would appoint rule of law justices to the Supreme Court, who would protect and defend our constitution. Tonight’s confirmation of his nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is a fulfillment of this promise. Justice Barrett will bring dignity and esteem to the Supreme Court with her originalist approach, and Americans can be proud to know that they have yet another justice defending their rights and the Constitution of the United States.” More >

ICYMI: AOC Promises That Gary Peters Will Create A “Memorable Shift” To Progressive Policies

Ocasio Cortez exposes Peters’ campaign claims of bi-partisanship as a joke that will be ignored if Democrats take full-control of the U.S. Capitol   LANSING, Mich., October 26, 2020 – Gary Peters’ Senate seat must be saved to ensure a “memorable shift” to progressive polices, despite the fact he has been attempting to campaign as a moderate, bi-partisan candidate, according to progressive leader Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez    On CNN over the weekend, Ocasio Cortez said that reelecting Gary Peters is key to a “once in a generation” chance for progressives to run wild with policies that will hurt Michigan’s economy and family checkbooks.   That is in stark contrast with what Peters says on the trail about bipartisanship. But Peters has given many hints about his readiness to follow Ocasio Cortez’s progressive plans for Congress:   Green New Deal: Peters refused to cast a vote against the Green New Deal when he had the chance last year, instead he weakly voted “present”.   Medicare For All: Behind closed doors, Peters told progressive activists that “The path forward is where you're going to have a ‘Medicare for All’ down the road, that's probably where we're going to go…”   Votes lock-step with liberal leadership: Peters votes along with super-liberal Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer 95% of the time.       “Gary Peters tries to wear the mantle of bipartisanship but he quietly courts the radical progressive agenda that will cost Michigan families their money and jobs,” said Michigan Republican Party... More >

Biden Teases SCOTUS Scheme

Joe Biden continues to leave the door open for a radical court-packing plan   LANSING, Mich., October 26, 2020 – Once considered a radical taboo, Joe Biden continues to leave the door open to a liberal takeover of the United States Supreme Court by adding seats. Despite the Supreme Court being fixed at nine justices for over 150 years, Democrats want to add seats onto the Supreme Court and fill them with left wing justices, destabilizing our justice system. This is a power play that Biden has not ruled out.   In fact, Biden has actually signaled his support for the idea, saying, “it depends how it turns out” with the Barrett nomination, and late last week, he announced his plan to form a commission that would “go well beyond [court] packing.”   “For 150 years, nine has been the magic number on our Supreme Court. While that number was good enough for every President from Grant to Trump, the fact that Biden has made it clear it’s not good enough for him is telling,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “The simple fact is the Democrats have not gotten their way under the rules, and now they want to change the rules. This is yet another reason why we must reelect President Trump next Tuesday.” More >

Uh, Gary?

Are You Going To Kill 182,000 Michigan Jobs Along With Joe Biden?!     LANSING, Mich., October 23, 2020 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox today challenged U.S. Senator Gary Peters to disavow Joe Biden’s plan to end 180,000 Michigan jobs in the natural gas and oil industry.   During last night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump asked Biden if he would “close down the oil industry.”   Shockingly, Biden said, “I would transition from the oil industry, yes.”   Industry estimates say that Biden’s plan would likely eliminate a whopping 182,000 Michigan jobs (direct, indirect and induced). These jobs would make a $15.8 BILLION contribution to our economy.   Peters already has a track record of being afraid to stand up to the radical progressive energy agenda. When given the chance to say no the Green New Deal, Peters weakly voted “present” last year.   In March 2019, Peters Voted “Present” On A Motion To Invoke Cloture On The Motion To Proceed To S.J. Res. 8. The Resolution, Sponsored By Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Was Identical To The Green New Deal Resolution Introduced By Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). (S.J. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #52: Cloture Motion Rejected, 0-57-43; R 0-53-0, D 0-3-42, I 0-1-1; 3/26/19, Peters Voted Present)   “Gary Peters votes with his party in lockstep and his party, starting with Joe Biden, is completely beholden to a radical, progressive energy agenda that will cost Michigan families more, starting with their jobs,” said Cox.... More >

Biden Pushes Radical Plan To Eliminate Oil Industry

In another pivot to the far left, Joe Biden claimed in last night’s debate that he would eliminate America’s oil industry by phasing it out   LANSING, Mich., October 23, 2020 – Under the Trump administration, America has finally become energy independent after relying on other countries to supply our nation’s oil for years. That progress is now at risk after Joe Biden revealed his radical left agenda for America’s oil industry last night.   In last night’s debate, Joe Biden claimed that he would “transition” away from fossil fuels, eliminating them from use. According to Forbes, his commitment to eliminating America’s oil industry “was met with heavy pushback not only from Republicans…but vulnerable Democrats as well.” Biden’s plan could also eliminate 182,000 jobs in Michigan, which are reliant on the oil and natural gas industry.   “This is as cut and dry as anything can be in politics - Joe Biden wants to eliminate America’s oil industry, which could destroy tens of thousands of jobs in Michigan, and skyrocket energy costs for all Americans.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Last night, Biden let slip his radical left agenda, which he has been hiding because he knows that the American people won’t stand for it. From banning oil and fracking to packing the courts, Joe Biden is too extreme to be President.” More >

Cox Statement On Presidential Debate

LANSING, Mich., October 22, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the Presidential debate. “President Trump is a fighter, and he did not back down tonight. Americans are tired of career politicians like Joe Biden who talk in sound bites but get nothing done. Tonight showed us two things, that we need another 4 years of President Trump, and that 47 years of failed leadership is enough for Joe Biden.” More >

Cox Statement On Vice President Pence Visit

LANSING, Mich., October 22, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Pontiac. “We are thrilled to have Vice President Mike Pence with us again in Michigan today. The President and Vice President have been making frequent stops here in Michigan because they know how important our state is in this election. The groundswell of support for this administration’s America First policies has been overwhelming, and I am confident that the enthusiasm for President Trump and Vice President Pence will keep Michigan RED on election day!” More >

Cox Statement On Peters No Vote On COVID Relief

LANSING, Mich., October 22, 2020 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding Senator Gary Peters vote against COVID relief in the Senate. “Gary Peters was sent to Washington by Michigan families to stand up for them and nothing else. Because of the havoc created by COVID-19, Michigan families needed Peters today more than ever, but he let them down - serving Democrat leadership over families in need. Because of Gary Peters, bills will go unpaid, medicine will not be purchased, and schools will go without necessary funding. Though he will still receive two government paychecks and exclusive healthcare. If Peters was known for nothing before today, that certainly will change going forward.” More >

ICYMI: “Invisible and Largely Ineffective In Your Job” – Gary Peters Is Facing Tough Questions As Election Day Grows Near

Peters not enjoying his media coverage in the last two weeks of the campaign   LANSING, Mich., October 21, 2020 – In Case You Missed It – Gary Peters is feeling the heat as Election Day grows near and critiques of his failed six years as a senator take hold.    Michigan media is hearing the complaints about Peters’ lackluster campaign, his invisibility at Congressional committee hearings, low voter ID numbers throughout the campaign, large numbers of undecided voters, and a lack of awareness of anything he has accomplished—even after millions have been wasted on his boring campaign ads.   “He's run a lot of ads that have left no impression.” (Gongwer, 10/21/20)   Worse yet for Peters, in an interview on Detroit television, an anchor challenged Peters to respond to accusations about Peters and why he is struggling.   That is because these critiques are hitting home, pushing the race into a virtual tie in a recent New York Times poll:   “For instance, in his ads he’s criticized you for initially downplaying COVID-19, supporting Medicaid For All, that you’re a career politician. That you’re largely invisible and ineffective in your job.”   “Gary Peters is feeling the heat for running a boring, empty campaign in which millions have been spent trying to prop up a career politician with no known accomplishments. Those ads aren’t working and neither is Peters’ response for why he has been an invisible Senator,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox.     More >

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