Editor in Chief & Publisher Jeff Brown.
Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell released the following statement calling on political leaders on both sides of the aisle to condemn violence, as well as vitriolic, hateful, and divisiveness in this state and country. The most recent example was at President Trump’s rally in Muskegon, where attendees chanted “Lock Her Up” just days after authorities charged 14 men in a plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer. This according to a Monday, October 19 press release.
“Inciting violence and sowing the seeds of division has no place in our politics and it’s up to Michigan leaders on both sides of the aisle to condemn this dangerous rhetoric. We are being divided by fear and hatred, and the heart and soul of our country is being irreparably harmed. I call upon my Congressional Colleagues in both the Senate and House on both sides of the aisle, party leaders Laura Cox and Lavora Barnes, State Legislative Leaders and candidates such as John James - to join me in denouncing hateful, vitriolic, bullying, violent rhetoric. Michiganders deserve to be represented by leaders who will always stand on the side of civility in our public discourse.
"It is all our responsibility to lower the temperature right now, take a deep breath, and people need to feel safe. We must come together and denounce violence by anyone, whether they are on the far right, far left or the middle. For the next 15 days, we should be focused on issues important to Michiganders who are struggling during a pandemic and a vision for a stronger America.”