Category: Michigan Republicans

Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss: It’s time to hold Michigan Senate Republicans accountable for undermining democracy

Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss: It’s time to hold Michigan Senate Republicans accountable for undermining democracy

On January 5th, eleven of Michigan’s State Senators signed a letter addressed to “Members of the United States Congress” asking for an investigation to “examine the credible allegations of election-related concerns surrounding fraud and irregularities” in the 2020 election. The letter legitimizes conspiracy theories about the election that have been stoked by Donald Trump and other Republican leadership in an […]

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The overt and disgusting hypocrisy, misogyny, and racism of Michigan’s GOP legislative “leadership”

The overt and disgusting hypocrisy, misogyny, and racism of Michigan’s GOP legislative “leadership”

Earlier this year, Michigan Republican Senator Peter Lucido appeared to suggest in public that a 22-year-old female Michigan Advance reporter would like to engage in a gangbang with a group of Catholic teen-aged boys. Here’s how Allison Donahue described Lucido’s disgusting remarks: After the Senate session ended and the chamber cleared out, a line of about 30 boys from Lucido’s […]

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Here’s why Michigan Republican Aaron Van Langevelde ACTUALLY dared to defy Trump

Here’s why Michigan Republican Aaron Van Langevelde ACTUALLY dared to defy Trump

The following essay was written by my pal Roger Kerson, an Ann Arbor-based writer and media strategist. Enjoy. After former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, who do you think is the second-most famous graduate of Cooley Law School? My money is on GOP attorney Aaron Van Langevelde. He cast the deciding vote to certify Joe Biden’s 154,000 vote-victory at the Michigan […]

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Michigan Republicans make it crystal clear: They are on TEAM COVID

Michigan Republicans make it crystal clear: They are on TEAM COVID

On May 6th, Michigan Republicans sued Governor Gretchen Whitmer to prevent her from taking action to protect Michigan residents from a rampaging coronavirus which causes the all-too frequently fatal COVID-19. By October, the Republican-led state supreme court agreed with them and ended her emergency powers just as another wave of COVID-19 infections was beginning to appear. Since then, Gov. Whitmer […]

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As they stare at electoral defeat, Michigan Republicans continue The Big Grift of their supporters

As they stare at electoral defeat, Michigan Republicans continue The Big Grift of their supporters

As lawsuits to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s historical presidential victory get shot down one by one like ducks in a shooting gallery, Republicans in Michigan are determined to keep their supporters riled up into a frothy lather by convincing them, without evidence or honesty, that the Biden-Harris win along with Sen. Gary Peters’ victory were actually stolen from them. They’re […]

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Michigan Republicans shrug at surging COVID hospitalizations and go home until December

Michigan Republicans shrug at surging COVID hospitalizations and go home until December

The surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Michigan is creating tragically sad outcomes, particularly on the west side of the state. In Muskegon, where lame duck president Donald Trump held a giant campaign rally less than four weeks ago, the scene at Mercy Hospital is grim: Inside the walls of Mercy Hospital in Muskegon, employees who are “terrified” and untrained are […]

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Michigan Republicans reintroduce Ted Nugent-approved bills to allow baiting of deer & elk and reduce fines to $1

Michigan Republicans reintroduce Ted Nugent-approved bills to allow baiting of deer & elk and reduce fines to $1

In September of last year, Ted Nugent, Michigan’s most embarrassing former resident, testified before the Michigan House Government Operations Committee in support of House Bill 4687 that would reverse a statewide ban on baiting deer and elk. Nugent told lawmakers that his personal hunting experiences make his opinions on this topic more valid than the peer-reviewed science. I’m not kidding: […]

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Michigan GOP Senator Lucido told female reporter, “These boys could have a lot of fun with you”

Michigan GOP Senator Lucido told female reporter, “These boys could have a lot of fun with you”

“He assured me it was nothing personal and this is just how he talks to young women.” It’s been quite awhile since a Michigan Republican has made the news for being a disgusting, sexist pig. But State Senator Peter Lucido reset that clock this week with remarks he made to Michigan Advance cub reporter Allison Donahue: I waited outside the […]

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More on GOP Senate candidate John James’ ties Ukrainian criminal Lev Parnas — there was a meeting

More on GOP Senate candidate John James’ ties Ukrainian criminal Lev Parnas — there was a meeting

Late last month, the Michigan Democratic Party revealed photos of Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James with indicted Ukrainian criminal Lev Parnas, who was doing what amounted to a whistlestop tour around the country with human-Gollum Rudy Giuliani. It was odd to see Parnas with various candidates around the country and it began to raise questions about how much involvement […]

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John James’ and other Michigan GOP connections to indicted Ukrainian criminals Lev Parnas & Igor Fruman raise questions

John James’ and other Michigan GOP connections to indicted Ukrainian criminals Lev Parnas & Igor Fruman raise questions

Earlier this month, Ukrainian “businessmen” Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested at Dulles International Airport. They were apprehended as they were attempting to leave the country on one-way tickets on a Lufthansa Airlines flight to Frankfurt after having lunch with Rudy Giuliani. The two were indicted on campaign finance crimes: The indictment of the two men, Lev Parnas and […]

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Michigan’s Emergency Manager legacy: Democratic leaders work to clean up Republicans’ messes

Michigan’s Emergency Manager legacy: Democratic leaders work to clean up Republicans’ messes

I haven’t written much about the Flint Water Crisis lately, largely because my pals over at Michigan Advance and the fine reporters at MLive have been doing such a good job. I’m inspired to write today as I reflect on two recent stories, one of which is not actually about Flint. The first story is the astonishing move taken by […]

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