Politics

Michigan state rep. threatens ‘Trumpers,’ calls on ‘soldiers’ to ‘make them pay’

Democrat Michigan state Rep. Cynthia Johnson was stripped of her committee seats by senior GOP state officials after she released a video on Facebook Tuesday, as a warning to Trump supporters who had left her threatening messages. (Fox News)

“So this is just a warning to you Trumpers. Be careful, walk lightly, we ain’t playing with you. Enough of the shenanigans. Enough is enough,” she said in a three-minute-long video, warning harassers that the FBI had already identified one of the individuals. (Fox News)

“And for those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it. Do it right, be in order, make them pay,” she continued. (Fox News)

In separate Facebook posts published this week, Johnson said that “enough is enough” and told the president’s backers to “be careful” and “walk lightly.” (The Hill)

Wednesday, Johnson urged “soldiers against racism” and “misogyny” to “rise.”  (The Hill)

In a statement, Republican leaders called Johnson’s comments “unacceptable and un-American.” Republicans also said they are looking into further action as investigations are ongoing. (NPR)

The statement continued: “We have been consistent in our position on this – violence and intimidation is never appropriate in politics. We have said that about threats against Gov. [Gretchen] Whitmer, Secretary [Jocelyn] Benson, Rep. Johnson herself, and others. (NPR)

That applies to threats made toward public officials, and it must also apply when the threats come from public officials.” (NPR)

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigan-state-rep-threatens-trumpers-calls-on-soldiers-to-make-them-pay

Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/529491-michigan-lawmaker-who-gave-warning-to-trump-supporters-stripped-of-committee-seats

Source: https://www.npr.org/2020/12/09/944777203/michigan-gop-sidelines-democrat-for-her-unacceptable-response-to-lynching-threat

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