Dems Move To Censure Michigan Rep. Who Thanked Trump After Battling COVID-19, Trump Responds: “Disgraceful! Should Join The Repub Party!”

On Tuesday, Michigan Democrat State Representative Karen Whitsett had the opportunity to thank President Trump in person for promoting the drug hydroxychloroquine (HQ), which she claims helped win her battle against COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Detroit Democrats plan to vote to censure and bar any future endorsements for Whitsett, simply because she gave credit to the president for “saving her life“.

The 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization, as reported by Gongwer News Service, plans to vote Saturday via Zoom on a resolution to censure Whitsett, a first-term lawmaker representing the 9th Michigan House District. The admonition means she will not get the group’s endorsement for this year nor will she be able to engage in the group’s activities for the next two election cycles, as reported by Detroit News.

“At the end of the day, we have political systems,” said Jonathan Kinloch, chairman of the organization. “We have political parties, and political parties exist for a reason.

“They do not belong to themselves,” Kinloch said of endorsed candidates and elected officials. “They belong to the members and precinct delegates of the Democratic Party.”

The resolution Detroit Democrats will vote on notes she has “misrepresented the needs and priorities” of Democratic leadership to the president and public. The resolution also notes she’s participated in events with the Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan to express gratitude to the president,” as reported by Detroit News. Continued Below

Whitsett, the resolution said, “has repeatedly and publicly praised the president’s delayed and misguided COVID-19 response efforts in contradiction with the scientifically based and action-oriented response” from Michigan’s Democratic leadership, “endangering the health, safety and welfare of her constituents, the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan.”

Ronna McDaniel, the Chair of the Republican National Committee, tweeted the article from Detroit News on Thursday and expressed: “State Rep. Whitsett nearly died from coronavirus, but because she dared to say something positive about @realDonaldTrump, Michigan Democrat party bosses are effectively kicking her out of the party. Absolutely appalling.”

President Trump responded by retweeting McDaniel’s post and declared: “Disgraceful! Should join the Republican Party!” He later added on Friday morning: “The Fake and totally corrupt News is after her as a means of getting to me. She’s smart and strong, knows the truth. Already a heroine to many!” Continued Below

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