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Whitmer Silent On Johnson Inciting Violence

LANSING, Mich., December 10, 2020 – While voices from across the aisle have come out and condemned Representative Cynthia A. Johnson for inciting violence against supporters of President Trump, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has remained silent.

Earlier this week, Representative Cynthia A. Johnson posted a video on Facebook, where she called on her “soldiers” to make supporters of President Trump “pay”. The bipartisan backlash has been telling, with Democrat Attorney General Dana Nessel calling Johnson’s comments “unacceptable”, saying she “strongly” condemns them. Governor Whitmer thus far, however, has not come out to join the growing number of voices denouncing Johnson.

“Gretchen Whitmer’s silence on this matter is a deafening reminder of her hyper-partisanship. Instead of standing by Representative Johnson’s comments, she should be joining the growing bipartisan voices decrying them, just as Republicans have denounced threats against Democrats.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I am calling on Governor Whitmer to come out strongly against Representative Johnson’s comments which incite violence. As she well knows, there is no place in a civilized society for violence against your political opponents.”