30-year career politician Gary Peters has personally profited in a major way during his time in Washington, D.C. - despite his track record of failure to the people of Michigan.
Congressional records show that Peters doubled his wealth while in Washington, D.C. According to his financial disclosure statement, Peters’ wealth increased from $1,752,562 when he arrived in Congress to a whopping $3,864,093 in 2018.
Although Peters has been lining his pockets with taxpayer dollars, Michigan’s junior senator has failed to achieve enough for voters to believe he is worthy of their support.
Only 19% of Michigan voters said in a recent poll that Peters deserves to be reelected. A massive majority of 81% said either that it is time for someone new or that they were unsure.
This may be because when Peters does make news, it is clear he is serving himself:
Peters promised to hold China accountable but skipped hearings on the topic 89% of the time.
- On at least one occasion, Peters made time for a campaign fundraiser at a “sexy” restaurant but did not make the time to attend the China hearings.
- Michigan’s jobs and small businesses cratered after the COVID-19 pandemic hit us, but Gary Peters missed his chance to make them stronger when he skipped Congressional Small Business Committee hearings 43 times— including every single one in 2012.
- And, as record unemployment hits his constituents, Peters is still double dipping by collecting a state pension and federal paycheck at the same time.
- Peters even refused to take a pay cut despite knowing the economic pain his constituents are going through!
“Gary Peters has become a pro at profiting from his time as a public official, despite failing to deliver for the people of Michigan.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “Whether it’s his failure to show up and hold China accountable, or protect our small businesses – Senator Peters has put his wealth ahead of Michigan.”