LANSING – The Michigan Democratic Party is calling Governor Rick Snyder, MIGOP Chair Bobby Schostak, Attorney General Bill Schuette, and Republican leaders to repudiate comments made by former Michigan Republican Party spokesman Matt Davis.
After the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act this morning, Davis sent out an email that claimed “armed rebellion” was justified. Davis said, “There are times government has to do things to get what it wants and holds a gun to your head. I’m saying at some point, we have to ask the question when do we turn that gun around and say no and resist.”
“There is no place for this violent rhetoric in policy or in politics,” MDP Chair Mark Brewer said. “Urging citizens to take violent action simply because you do not agree with policy is alarming, irresponsible and reprehensible. We call on Snyder, Schostak, Schuette, Bolger, and others to immediately repudiate these offensive and destructive comments.”
“These comments have received an enormous amount of national attention,” added Brewer. “This is yet another embarrassment brought about by Michigan Republicans. It’s time for them to start focusing on putting people back to work instead of becoming a national punchline.”