Democratic state Rep. Cynthia Johnson of Michigan has been stripped of her committee assignments and may face “further disciplinary action” following a video in which she allegedly threatened supporters of President Donald Trump.
Speaker of the Michigan House Rep. Lee Chatfield announced the actions taken against Johnson after a Facebook video she posted on Tuesday went viral Wednesday morning. Chatfield denounced threats of violence and said that Johnson had been stripped of her committee assignments while “the proper authorities conduct their own investigations.”
“Threats to either Democrats or Republicans are unacceptable and un-American. They’re even more unbecoming of an elected official. Rep. Johnson has been removed from her committee assignments, and we are looking into further disciplinary action as the proper authorities conduct their own investigations,” Chatfield said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We have been consistent in our position on this – violence and intimidation is never appropriate in politics. We have said that about threats against Gov. Whitmer, Secretary Benson, Rep. Johnson herself, and others,” Chatfield continued. “That applies to threats made toward public officials, and it must also apply when the threats come from public officials. Behavior like this will not be tolerated this term or next.”
Johnson live streamed her questionable comments on Facebook on Tuesday, where she “warned” Trump supporters,
“So, this is just a warning to you Trumpers,” the Democrat threatened: “Be careful, walk lightly, we ain’t playing with you. Enough of the shenanigans. Enough is enough.”
“And for those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it,” she directed. “Do it right, be in order, make them pay.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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