Peters skipped 89% of hearings and failed to lead on protecting Michigan’s economy from China
LANSING, Mich., September 23, 2020 – Gary Peters is a member of the United States Senate.
But being a member is not the same as being a leader who fights for his constituents.
Peters has said that, “Countries like China need to be held accountable.”
But when Peters had the chance to do so, he skipped 89% of Congressional hearings designed to hold China accountable.
Peters was so invisible in the fight to hold China accountable that earlier this year, when China sanctioned other U.S. Senators who were unafraid to speak up about China, Peters wasn’t even on the list!
China is not afraid of Gary Peters.
They don’t even know who he is.
“If Michigan voters can’t remember Gary Peters’ name in an election year, how would we expect our main economic rival, China, to do so?” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. “Had Peters showed up at his job and worked to hold China accountable for its actions to weaken Michigan’s economy, maybe our state would have been stronger economically when COVID-19 hit.”
Democrat candidate for Congress Gretchen Driskell released an attack ad riddled with lies regarding Congressman Tim Walberg
LANSING, Mich., September 23, 2020 — Earlier this week, Democrat Candidate for Congress Gretchen Driskell was caught releasing an attack-ad riddled with lies about her opponent, Congressman Tim Walberg. At one point, Driskell falsely claims Congressman Walberg “voted for a $500 billion slush fund”, citing H.R. 6800, which Congressman Walberg voted against, and H.R. 7010, which added no additional funds for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
“Gretchen Driskell is a repeat failed candidate for Congress who has resorted to lying in a desperate last attempt to con voters into casting their vote for her, but Michigan voters won’t be fooled.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Driskell should immediately remove this false ad, and apologize to the people of Michigan’s 7th Congressional District for her dishonesty.”
Congressman Walberg voted in favor of the CARES Act, which provided families and small businesses across the state and 7th district with billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief, through direct payments and the immensely successful PPP.
City of Flint called out by Genesee County for gross incompetence when counting absentee ballots during the August Primary, raising concerns for November
LANSING, Mich., September 22, 2020 — As the General Election in November rapidly approaches, alarming allegations call the absentee voting processes in the City of Flint into question.
In a scathing letter sent to the City of Flint Clerk Inez Brown, Genesee County Elections Inspector Doreen Fulcher highlighted the gross incompetence by the city when handling absentee ballots during the August primary, stating that “clearly a total failure of that responsibility occurred.” The concerns highlighted include a failure to sort absentee envelopes before Election Day, failure to deliver results until the afternoon after the election, failure to properly balance precincts, and invalidating ballots for a recount due to improper certification and storage.
“The negligence shown in Flint is yet another example of how unprepared Jocelyn Benson has left these communities to handle the influx of absentee ballots this November.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Whether it be Flint or Detroit, Secretary Benson must release a comprehensive plan on how she will prevent these failures from spreading across Michigan in November.”
Fulcher ended her letter raising concerns about Flint’s ability to handle votes in the November General Election, stating “I sincerely hope that major steps will be taken to assure that such failures do not occur in the quickly approaching November 2020 General Election”.
Peters’ campaigns, and his pockets, have been filled by drug companies for years
LANSING, Mich., September 22, 2020 – Gary Peters is on TV with a new ad today telling voters he is “on the side of people” because he is “taking on drug companies.”
The only thing Gary is “taking” is a high dose of drug company cash.
Campaign Contributions: Peters’ various political committees have taken $194,000 from drug company corporate and employee PACs since entering Congress.
Personal Profits: Peters has reported thousands in personal income as a result of his holdings in major drug companies, per financial disclosures in Congress:
- Between $2,012 and $10,600 in income from holdings in Abbott Laboratories
- Between $2,609 and $10,500 in income from holdings in AbbVie
- Between $2,412 and $12,000 in income from holdings in Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Between $2,412 and $12,000 in income from holdings in Merck
- Between $2,412 and $12,000 in income from holdings in Pfizer
- Between $1,001 and $5,000 in income from holdings in Teva Pharmaceuticals
“Taking ON the drug companies? It’s more like Peters is taking IN lots of drug company cash,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. “Gary Peters is the worst kind of career politician who says one thing but does another. He is exactly why Americans are so frustrated with the swamp. After John James beats Gary Peters on November 3rd, we will have a political outsider on Michigan’s side, looking out for us.”
Friday’s Detroit Free Press poll shows Peters and James may be tied
LANSING, Mich., September 21, 2020 – The Invisible Man’s support is disappearing before his eyes.
Ever since voters took a long look at Gary Peters during his statewide motorcycle tour, Peters’ voter support has evaporated into a neck-and-neck sprint to the finish line on November 3rd.
A string of polling released since the tour shows a very tight U.S. Senate race, leading the reeling Peters campaign to pull Peters off his bike and put him back into his bunker.
Peters is so afraid that he will not even accept televised debates on major television stations.
Free Press: Senate race may be a dead heat
On Friday, the Detroit Free Press released a new poll showing that Peters has dropped from a 10-point lead to a “slim 4-percentage point” margin— the same as the four-point margin of error. This means the race may actually be a dead heat.
The Freep went on to say that, “Peters…continues to be dogged by what appears to be a bloc of Michigan voters who don't know him, even after six years in office,” and that challenger John James leads with independent voters by 44% - 36%.
Polling shows a very tight U.S. Senate race in Michigan:
Detroit Free Press: 45% - 41%
Detroit News: 44% - 41%
Tarrance Group: 47% - 46%
Trafalgar: 48.1% - 46.6%
Gary Peters tells activists he supports Medicare For All when he thinks the cameras aren’t running
LANSING, Mich., September 21,2020 – To find the truth about Gary Peters’ health care positions, we have to go behind closed doors.
On Obamacare, Peters fights for it in public but he has never spent a single day on a standard Obamacare Exchange health care plan, like so many of his constituents are forced to do. But Peters conceals that information, hiding behind silence, obfuscation and lies. Only behind closed doors, buried deep in federal records, did we find out Peters does not use an Obamacare Exchange plan, but instead has an exclusive, gold-plated plan available only to politicians.
On Medicare For All? Peters dances around it in public.
But behind closed doors? That is where we find the truth about Peters.
He fully supports Medicare For All!
“If you want to know where Gary Peters stands on health care, you have to go behind closed doors to get the truth,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. “At least Bernie Sanders has the guts to tell the truth, head on, when it comes to his radical plan to take away your private health insurance. Gary Peters is the kind of swamp politician who says one thing in public and something else behind closed doors. But now we know: If reelected, Gary Peters will implement Medicare For All and take away your private insurance.”
Caught On Tape
Peters was caught on video in a private meeting of the Michigan Democratic Party telling attendees who supported MFA that he is with them “all the way”! (Gary Peters Town Hall, 6/01/18)
- “I don't disagree at all that the path forward is where you're going to have ‘Medicare for All’ down the road. That's probably where we're gonna go.”
- “Well, sir, I agree. And, we have to go to where you're going.”
- “I’m not disagreeing with you. I'm not disagreeing with you at all, it’s that we have to get a path to get to that place”
- “…maybe in 5 to 10 years, you’re going to have Medicare for All.”
- “So, don’t question my motivations here. I’m with you. I’m with you all the way.”
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin was caught in a lie last week, claiming she would stay in DC until a COVID-19 relief bill was passed, only to get on a flight home less than an hour later.
LANSING, Mich., September 21, 2020 — In case you missed it, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin was caught in a lie late last week, when she claimed in a CNN interview she wouldn’t leave DC until a COVID-19 relief bill passed, only to get on a flight back home to Michigan less than an hour later.
“Congresswoman Slotkin likes to pretend to be a great unifier, but she is just another pawn in Nancy Pelosi’s obstructionist agenda, preventing much needed COVID-19 relief from getting to struggling Americans.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Congresswoman Slotkin should be ashamed of herself for lying to her district, and not fighting to get her constituents the COVID-19 relief they so desperately need.”
Congresswoman Slotkin’s dishonesty comes just after Democrats obstructed the passage of a COVID-19 relief bill, which contained exclusively bi-partisan solutions to provide relief to businesses and every day Americans.
LANSING, Mich., September 18, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a trailblazer and a fighter for women’s rights. While I did not always agree with her politics, I appreciate all that she accomplished during her distinguished career and the service she rendered to our nation. Her family and friends will be in my prayers during the days ahead.”
LANSING, Mich., September 18, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding the failure of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to defend existing Michigan election law in the courts.
“Secretary of State Benson and Attorney General Nessel are expected to defend and execute the laws of this state. They cannot pick and choose which laws they defend. Secretary of State Benson and Attorney General Nessel are standing idle hoping that their political party will benefit from legal chaos. This dereliction of their constitutional duties is unacceptable. Michiganders elected AG Nessel and Secretary Benson to enforce the law, not stand back while new laws are made to benefit a partisan agenda. This is an Executive Branch gone amok. Who is representing the people of this state? ”
A Michigan Judge Slammed Democrat Candidate for Wayne State Board of Governors, Shirley Stancato, for breaking the law when filing to run for the office
LANSING, Mich., September 18, 2020 — In an opinion issued yesterday by Judge Christopher Murray, Democrat candidate for Wayne State (WSU) Board of Governors, Shirley Stancato, was slammed for violating state election law when filing to run for the position. Judge Murray stated in his opinion that there “appears no dispute” that Stancato lied on her affidavit, and that claims to the contrary were “simply not true”. However, due to the majority of ballots already being printed, Murray allowed Stancato to remain on the ballot.
“Judge Murry has confirmed what we already knew, Shirley Stancato broke the law and does not belong on the ballot.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “It’s clear Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is playing politics by allowing a fellow Democrat to commit this violation and still appear on the ballot. Shame on her.”