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Dan Kildee Hides Praise of Corrupt Union Leader

Congressman Dan Kildee once praised corrupt union leader Dennis Williams on the floor of the U.S. House, in a now-deleted video on his YouTube channel   LANSING, Mich., October 1, 2020 — As news outlets reported this week that ex-UAW President Dennis Williams plead guilty to corruption, Congressman Dan Kildee was caught hiding his praise of Williams on the floor of the U.S. House. Yesterday, a video began to circulate on Twitter of Congressman Dan Kildee praising corrupt UAW President Dennis Williams on the floor of the U.S. House, congratulating him for “work well done”. In an attempt to hide this relationship from the public, he has now listed the video as private. Luckily, the Congressional record still exists, exposing his relationship with Williams.     “Congressman Kildee is trying to cover his tracks after one of his corrupt political bosses plead guilty to corruption. He’s not fooling anyone.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I call on Congressman Kildee to condemn his former political ally and disclose to the people of the 5th District the nature of his relationship with the corrupt former UAW President.” More >

Peters Must Return Tainted UAW Money And Other Benefits Back To Workers

Gary Peters’ political patron, former UAW President Dennis Williams, pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from workers after working with Peters in the 2018 gubernatorial race and 2014 U.S. Senate race   LANSING, Mich., October 1, 2020 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox today called on Gary Peters to return tainted UAW contributions and any other benefits Peters received from his political patron, the disgraced former UAW President Dennis Williams.   Cox said any such benefits directed by Williams to Peters should be returned to UAW workers as they seek to clean up Williams’ corruption. Williams pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling money from blue-collar workers yesterday.   “Gary Peters was so close to Dennis Williams that they strategized together about Peters challenging Gretchen Whitmer in the 2018 gubernatorial race,” said Cox. “Prosecutors now say that Williams orchestrated millions in embezzlement and personal benefit schemes during the same timeframe.’   “Not only must Gary Peters return tainted campaign funds Williams directed to Peters’ campaigns back to the workers, but Peters must return or at least disclose the value of any other side benefits he may have gained by hanging out with Williams.” As The Detroit News reported yesterday, worker-funded golf trips, cigars and booze were freely flowing while Williams was in charge: “According to the government, Williams was a glutton who orchestrated multi-million dollar schemes that benefited him and the union. He is described in court filings as ordering Jones and others to use UAW money to pay his wife’s booze bill, buy $130 bottles... More >

China Committee Welcomes Gary Peters Back To Work!

After getting exposed for skipping 89% of China accountability hearings, Peters slunk back into his empty committee chair today LANSING, Mich., September 30, 2020 – The China accountability committee welcomed Senator Gary Peters back to work today after he missed 89% of its previous meetings. Peters declined to explain why he skipped so many meetings of a committee he said was vital to protecting Michigan workers. In fact, upon being appointed to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China years ago, Peters said, “I am honored to serve on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, where I will work to hold China accountable for unfair trade practices and currency manipulation, so that American companies and American workers can compete on a level playing field.” But Peters’ actions speak louder than any lame excuses he could have offered. Especially since he skipped at least one meeting on the same day he found time for a campaign fundraiser. “It is a sad day when Gary Peters shows up for work only after being exposed for not living up to his word,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. “Peters says fighting China and protecting Michigan workers is a priority but when no one was paying attention, he didn’t show up. John James knows what it is like to have to show up for work and be responsible for workers and their families. He will be a U.S. Senator for all Michigan families.” More >

Biden Lies Repeatedly In Weak Debate Performance

In the first Presidential debate, Joe Biden was caught repeatedly lying about President Trump’s record, as well as his own record.   LANSING, Mich., September 30, 2020 — Joe Biden has been determined to show America that he is mentally fit for office after months of gaffes and indicators of cognitive decline. In last night's debate, Biden failed to do so with a weak debate performance riddled with lies about his track record and that of President Trump. These are a handful of them:   Lie: Biden claims we should never confirm a Supreme Court nominee in an election year. Fact: In 2016 Joe Biden said: “I made it absolutely clear that I would go forward with a confirmation process as chairman, even a few months before a presidential election…”   Lie: Biden claims President Trump has no plan for America’s Health Care. Fact: President Trump’s “America First Healthcare Plan” increases choice, lowers costs for American families and seniors, provides better care, and protects people with preexisting conditions.   Lie: Biden claims he would not destroy private health insurance. Fact: Biden’s plan would funnel millions of Americans away from private insurance and into his government-run health care system.   Lie: Biden claims he would have done a better job handling the COVID-19 crisis than President Trump. Fact: Biden criticized President Trump for his China travel restrictions in January, which saved countless lives, before he embraced the travel ban in early April, more than two months after President Trump announced it.  ... More >

Cox Statement On Presidential Debate

LANSING, Mich., September 29, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox on the first Presidential Debate:   “The choice this November could not be clearer. President Trump is the only candidate strong enough to lead America over the next 4 years. Joe Biden has surrendered to the radical left, and their agenda of high taxes, defunding police, and packing the court.” More >

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Dan Kildee Hides Praise of Corrupt Union Leader

Congressman Dan Kildee once praised corrupt union leader Dennis Williams on the floor of the U.S. House, in a now-deleted video on his YouTube channel   LANSING, Mich., October 1, 2020 — As news outlets reported this week that ex-UAW President Dennis Williams plead guilty to corruption, Congressman Dan Kildee was caught hiding his praise of Williams on the floor of the U.S. House. Yesterday, a video began to circulate on Twitter of Congressman Dan Kildee praising corrupt UAW President Dennis Williams on the floor of the U.S. House, congratulating him for “work well done”. In an attempt to hide this relationship from the public, he has now listed the video as private. Luckily, the Congressional record still exists, exposing his relationship with Williams.     “Congressman Kildee is trying to cover his tracks after one of his corrupt political bosses plead guilty to corruption. He’s not fooling anyone.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I call on Congressman Kildee to condemn his former political ally and disclose to the people of the 5th District the nature of his relationship with the corrupt former UAW President.” More >

Peters Must Return Tainted UAW Money And Other Benefits Back To Workers

Gary Peters’ political patron, former UAW President Dennis Williams, pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from workers after working with Peters in the 2018 gubernatorial race and 2014 U.S. Senate race   LANSING, Mich., October 1, 2020 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox today called on Gary Peters to return tainted UAW contributions and any other benefits Peters received from his political patron, the disgraced former UAW President Dennis Williams.   Cox said any such benefits directed by Williams to Peters should be returned to UAW workers as they seek to clean up Williams’ corruption. Williams pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling money from blue-collar workers yesterday.   “Gary Peters was so close to Dennis Williams that they strategized together about Peters challenging Gretchen Whitmer in the 2018 gubernatorial race,” said Cox. “Prosecutors now say that Williams orchestrated millions in embezzlement and personal benefit schemes during the same timeframe.’   “Not only must Gary Peters return tainted campaign funds Williams directed to Peters’ campaigns back to the workers, but Peters must return or at least disclose the value of any other side benefits he may have gained by hanging out with Williams.” As The Detroit News reported yesterday, worker-funded golf trips, cigars and booze were freely flowing while Williams was in charge: “According to the government, Williams was a glutton who orchestrated multi-million dollar schemes that benefited him and the union. He is described in court filings as ordering Jones and others to use UAW money to pay his wife’s booze bill, buy $130 bottles... More >

China Committee Welcomes Gary Peters Back To Work!

After getting exposed for skipping 89% of China accountability hearings, Peters slunk back into his empty committee chair today LANSING, Mich., September 30, 2020 – The China accountability committee welcomed Senator Gary Peters back to work today after he missed 89% of its previous meetings. Peters declined to explain why he skipped so many meetings of a committee he said was vital to protecting Michigan workers. In fact, upon being appointed to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China years ago, Peters said, “I am honored to serve on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, where I will work to hold China accountable for unfair trade practices and currency manipulation, so that American companies and American workers can compete on a level playing field.” But Peters’ actions speak louder than any lame excuses he could have offered. Especially since he skipped at least one meeting on the same day he found time for a campaign fundraiser. “It is a sad day when Gary Peters shows up for work only after being exposed for not living up to his word,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. “Peters says fighting China and protecting Michigan workers is a priority but when no one was paying attention, he didn’t show up. John James knows what it is like to have to show up for work and be responsible for workers and their families. He will be a U.S. Senator for all Michigan families.” More >

Biden Lies Repeatedly In Weak Debate Performance

In the first Presidential debate, Joe Biden was caught repeatedly lying about President Trump’s record, as well as his own record.   LANSING, Mich., September 30, 2020 — Joe Biden has been determined to show America that he is mentally fit for office after months of gaffes and indicators of cognitive decline. In last night's debate, Biden failed to do so with a weak debate performance riddled with lies about his track record and that of President Trump. These are a handful of them:   Lie: Biden claims we should never confirm a Supreme Court nominee in an election year. Fact: In 2016 Joe Biden said: “I made it absolutely clear that I would go forward with a confirmation process as chairman, even a few months before a presidential election…”   Lie: Biden claims President Trump has no plan for America’s Health Care. Fact: President Trump’s “America First Healthcare Plan” increases choice, lowers costs for American families and seniors, provides better care, and protects people with preexisting conditions.   Lie: Biden claims he would not destroy private health insurance. Fact: Biden’s plan would funnel millions of Americans away from private insurance and into his government-run health care system.   Lie: Biden claims he would have done a better job handling the COVID-19 crisis than President Trump. Fact: Biden criticized President Trump for his China travel restrictions in January, which saved countless lives, before he embraced the travel ban in early April, more than two months after President Trump announced it.  ... More >

Cox Statement On Presidential Debate

LANSING, Mich., September 29, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox on the first Presidential Debate:   “The choice this November could not be clearer. President Trump is the only candidate strong enough to lead America over the next 4 years. Joe Biden has surrendered to the radical left, and their agenda of high taxes, defunding police, and packing the court.” More >

Hoadley Exposes His Own Lie In A Tweet

Democrat candidate Jon Hoadley was caught in a lie Monday when he tweeted an article that refuted his claims against Fred Upton   LANSING, Mich., September 29, 2020 — In an attempt to distract from statements where he referred to his sexual partners as his “victims” and women as “breeders”, Democrat candidate Jon Hoadley has been frantically attacking his opponent, Congressman Fred Upton. In his desperation, Hoadley inadvertently exposed his own lies against Congressman Upton’s record. In a tweet yesterday, Hoadley stated that Congressman Upton “has a record of consistently voting to take away people’s access to [health] care” and linked an article from “the Holland Sentinel”. This same article proves Hoadley’s claim to be a lie, stating “In 2017, when Republicans were pushing for a repeal of the ACA, Upton supported a repeal, but only after an $8 billion amendment was introduced to protect pre-existing conditions.”. “Jon Hoadley is clearly resorting to lies over Congressman Upton’s record in a desperate attempt to distract from his own despicable track record.” Said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “From his disgusting remarks about women and his sexual partners to spreading easily refuted lies about his opponent, Hoadley continues to be an embarrassment and is not fit to serve in the U.S. Congress.” More >

Biden’s Mental Fitness Remains in Question Before Debate

Reports of Joe Biden wanting breaks and refusing to be inspected for earpieces have come to fruition hours before tonight’s debate with President Trump.   LANSING, Mich., September 29, 2020 — Concerns have been raised repeatedly throughout the presidential campaign over Joe Biden’s mental fitness, and those concerns remain in question hours before tonight’s first debate. According to Fox News producer Pat Ward, Biden has reportedly asked for multiple breaks, once every 30 minutes, during tonight’s 90-minute debate. He also reports that Biden refused a third party inspecting him for earpieces that might aid him in tonight’s debate, an inspection President Trump agreed to. “Joe Biden continues to demonstrate that he is not mentally fit to serve as President of the United States. He has barely campaigned, rarely takes questions from the media, and when he does, he reads his responses from a teleprompter.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “There are no breaks when you are the leader of the free world, and if Joe Biden can’t make it through a 90-minute debate without taking a break, he has no business running for President.” More >

Watch Gary Peters Dance

Peters was called out by a reporter after refusing to answer questions— for more than a minute— about partisan power grabs via court packing, ending the filibuster and creating new states   LANSING, Mich., September 29, 2020 – Watching Gary Peters dance is as painful as one might expect with a 30-year career politician. But the reality of watching him refuse to answer tough questions about America’s future is just sad.  Peters danced around media questions about radical proposals to give his party partisan control over the U.S. Senate and Supreme Court, instead offering a tortured 70-second long dodge that frustrated a West Michigan reporter. WZZM’s Nick LaFave, known for asking tough questions and even tougher follow ups, asked Peters on Friday about radical Democrat proposals to take control of the Supreme Court and U.S. Senate, not in elections but instead by court packing, ending the filibuster and going around the current electoral process by adding two new Democrat states to the union (and therefore, up to four new Democrat senators). Peters refused to answer and LaFave called him out on it. LaFave: “Are you on board with any of those? Should voters know that that’s a possibility from the Democrats if they take control? Peters: Spends 70 seconds avoiding an answer, including: “I don’t want to get into parlor games as to what the future may hold.” LaFave: “OK, I’m going to move on but you did not write off any of those things.” “Gary Peters is no different... More >

Will Peters Appear At China Committee On Wednesday?

Under pressure for skipping 89% of China hearings, will Peters finally show up for work?   LANSING, Mich., September 28, 2020 – Gary Peters is a U.S. Senator who Michigan families pay to stand up for them on key issues in Washington, like holding our economic rival China accountable. (Actually, he gets two government paychecks, but we digress.) But will Peters show up for work this week? After missing 89% of Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearings since becoming a Senator, Peters has a chance to do his job— finally! On Wednesday at 10:00 AM, the CECC will be meeting to check up on China— whether Gary Peters shows up or not. The CECC, which tracks China on trade and human rights violations, is used to working without Peters, but Michigan taxpayers deserve representation. Peters himself said the committee was very important to Michigan workers. Upon being appointed to the CECC, Peters said, “I am honored to serve on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, where I will work to hold China accountable for unfair trade practices and currency manipulation, so that American companies and American workers can compete on a level playing field.” After making that statement, Peters skipped 89% of CECC meetings. Skipping committee work is something Peters excels at. Beyond avoiding the CECC, Peters rarely showed up at small business and financial services committees. “Peters said the CECC was important to protecting Michigan workers but he never bothered to show up,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox.... More >

Whitmer Abuses Official Correspondence for Political Purposes

Governor Whitmer used her official office correspondence to release a politically charged statement regarding Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett   LANSING, Mich., September 28, 2020 — As she continues to receive criticism for her deadly COVID-19 response, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is now under fire for abuse of her official office correspondence. This weekend, Governor Whitmer issued a politically charged statement regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barret to the United States Supreme Court, using taxpayer funds for partisan gain, and breaking longstanding precedent.   “Governor Whitmer’s abuse of her taxpayer-funded office to make politically charged statements is unacceptable” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Instead of playing politics on the people of Michigan’s dime, Governor Whitmer should focus on fixing the issues she has caused in Michigan with her disastrous COVID-19 response.” More >

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