Michigan GOP Takes Over Democrat Board Positions After “Warns” Trumpers

Craig Mauger

| The Detroit news

Lansing Republican leaders in the House of Michigan have taken Cynthia Johnson’s Democratic commission assignments after the Detroit legislature issued a “warning” to “you Trumpers” in a Facebook post on Tuesday night.

Johnson was the chief Democrat on the Housekeeping Committee, and on December 2 the board heard the testimony of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. He rejected Giuliani’s evidence of election fraud and said his witnesses were lying. He then received deadly threats from Trump’s supporters.

The Detroit Democrat responded to the threat in a three-minute video posted on his personal Facebook page, telling his supporters to “do things well and in order,” but Trump’s supporters are advised to “be careful” and “walk easily.” He then said, “We’re not playing with you.” He also told his supporters to “knock their —” into the pocketbook.

“Enough of the shenanigans,” Johnson said. “Enough enough. And for those who are soldiers, you know how to do it. Do it well. Be okay. Let’s pay them.”

On Wednesday afternoon, Speaker Lee Chatfield, a spokesman for R-Levering and Jason Wentworth (R-Farwell), who will be the speaker next year, issued a statement calling Johnson’s remarks “silence from an elected official.”

“Representative Johnson has been removed from his commission and we are investigating further disciplinary proceedings as the appropriate authorities conduct their own investigations,” Chatfield and Wentworth added.

In addition to being Vice-Chairman of the Housing Committee, he was a member of the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Families, Children and the Elderly.

Johnson’s remarks received growing attention and criticism in conservative circles on social media early Wednesday morning. Detroit News was unable to reach it, but later, Wednesday morning, it released another video that made it clear that it was time for “soldiers” to “rise” against Christ, against racism and female hatred.

The Detroit legislature received personal threats after attending a hearing on December 2 at the Michigan House Supervisory Board, which was attended by Giuliani, who called on pollsters and a contract staff member of a Dominion voting system to testify about the events at the Detroit TCF Center, where the city is absent. votes were counted.

During the hearing, Johnson spoke out against allegations of electoral fraud not proved by Giuliani’s witnesses and defended the city he represented in the legislature, saying the witnesses were lying.

He has since posted voicemails on his Facebook page, which he has received. The voicemails were sent by a woman from Wheeling, Illinois, based on the number associated with the call, which was sent by Johnson, and two men.

The woman criticized Johnson for questioning the witness and told Johnson he would share the legislature’s phone number with “one million people.”

One man’s message threatened a representative of the state, including vile language to describe women, and threatened black Johnson to be lynched and tell him, “Your time is coming … from the (explicit) gallows” I’m going to hang out. “

In Tuesday’s video, Johnson said the Illinois woman was identified by authorities. The FBI and state police “found it,” Johnson said.

He also thanked people during the video for supporting his efforts and said they should “work well and okay” and avoid name calling.. He said there is a good way to do things and another method that he has explicitly used.

“Always provide evidence. No one cares what your mouth says. Prove evidence,” Johnson said. He added, “I wish I could talk to you in a private room. I just wish I could. But we are public. “

He told his supporters to “be smart.” They don’t have to yell or “curse people,” he said.

Laura Cox, the Republican party president in Michigan, said in a statement that she was “disturbed” by Johnson’s Facebook video.

“It is reprehensible that an elected official calls on his‘ soldiers ’to‘ pay ’the supporters of the opposition party, and obviously such a statement could incite people to violence,” Cox said. “It was sad to know that Representative Johnson received threats after last week’s hearing; by issuing his own violent threats against President Trump’s supporters, he sank to the same level as the unyielding individuals who threatened him.

“I call on Governor Whitmer and the Democrats of Michigan to immediately condemn Representative Johnson’s statement.”

Threats against Michigan officials have multiplied in recent weeks as Trump supporters have worked to discredit the November 3 election. On Saturday night, protesters protested at Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s Detroit home after dark.

In an interview this week, Attorney General Dana Ness said she intends to act “very strongly” in threats against Michigan officials. Nessel said he was “justifiably concerned” about the safety of officials on both sides of the corridor.

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