Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser referred to “murder” during a conversation about GOP lawmakers who voted to remove former President TrumpDonald Trump The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden Shifts On Filibuster GOP Seems To Press Biden, Democrats On The Border Elaine Luria Endorsed McAuliffe For Governor In Virginia Democratic Primary MORE at a Republican club meeting.
Weiser was caught making the comments in a video at a North Oakland Republican Club meeting obtained by The Detroit News.
The comment came up during a discussion about ousting Republican representatives. Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen Upton Moderate Democrats Warn Leaders Against Interference In Iowa Race House Republicans Who Supported Trump’s Impeachment Warn Democrats About Election Challenge In Iowa The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Biden delivers 100 million shots in 58 days, doses neighbors MORE and Peter MeijerPeter MeijerHouse Panel Pushes Bill To Revoke War Permit 2002 House Republicans Who Supported Trump’s Impeachment Warn Democrats About Election Challenge In Iowa Bipartisan House Bill Would Revoke Decades-Old War Authorizations MORE, who voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment after the uprising at the Capitol.
It happened after Weiser described three Democratic officials, including Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen Whitmer Michigan Probably Won’t Tighten Restrictions As Virus Bumps Enable Feehery: The Top 15 Stupid Ideas Since It Took 15 Days To Stop The Spread Asian Americans Are The Last Victims Of White Supremacy MORE, as “the three witches.”
After Weiser made that reference, a person at the meeting asked Weiser how we could expel “witches in our own party,” to which Weiser replied that people should vote.
“Ma’am, besides murder, I have no other way … than to vote out. OK?’ Weiser said. “You people have to go out and support their opponents. You have to do what you need to to get votes in those areas. That’s how you beat people.”
The comments come just over two months after a pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol and forced the evacuation of lawmakers. A Capitol police officer was killed in the fighting, and members of the crowd called for the then vice president to be hanged Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceBlinken and Sullivan revolt against China – will Biden support them? Trump says elections “should have been quashed.” Hoyer Pounds Ron Johnson For ‘Racist Statement’ MORE
“Chairman Weiser and our Executive Director, Jason Roe, have both made it very clear that it is up to voters to determine the Republican Party candidates, and to suggest that everything else is dishonest and irresponsible,” said Ted Goodman, communications director of the Republican Party of Michigan.
“This is a distraction from the governor’s failed response to the pandemic that devastated tens of thousands of small businesses, devastated our schoolchildren’s education and resulted in unnecessary deaths in nursing homes.”
Weiser’s comment about the three witches involved Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.
Ten Republicans in the House voted to impeach Trump, and seven Republicans in the Senate voted to condemn the former president for inciting the riot in the Capitol.