Michigan Rep. Cynthia Johnson (D) has got some ‘splaining to do. Taking a page right out of “Mad” Maxine Waters’ book of bully tactics, the representative took to Facebook Live to encourage people to “take care” of Trump supporters – and got her hand smacked in the process for daring to stick the appendage into that forbidden cookie jar. After ranting about the poll observers and calling them liars during the Michigan hearings, Rep. Johnson upset enough folks that her voicemail began to fill with threats. Her response was to encourage soldiers to take care of Trump supporters in a live social media broadcast.
On December 2, the MI House Oversight Committee met to discuss and hear testimony from poll observers who claimed fraudulent activities occurred during the ballot counting of the 2020 presidential election. Hima Kolanagireddy, one of the poll challengers, spoke of her experience, saying:
“From my skin color everyone assumes that I’m a Democrat, so they just kind of come to me and one of the ladies was saying let’s get these m-f’s out. And I’m like m-fs who? … When I pulled out my tag, she looked at me and said you’re on the wrong side.”
Other witnesses had much of the same experience. Challenger Braden Giacobazzi said:
“I witnessed the room erupt in thunderous applause and derogatory cheering as Republican poll workers were picked off one by one and ejected from the room by police escort throughout the day. All trying to intimate me and prevent me from doing my job, claiming that I was endangering their workers, trying to kill their people, and even holding a pen in a threatening way. Yet when non-GOP operatives would stand near the tables and harass me, no one would give them any problem at all.”
Johnson must not have liked the testimony. When presented with an opportunity to ask questions, she instead called the witnesses liars. When Rep. Matt Hall (R) asked if she had a point of order, the Michigan lawmaker said yes, “my point of order is to have them under oath.” Hall proceeded to bring the gavel down and tell her, “you’re out of order. As I’ve said this is something that is not done here in this state.” Johnson interrupted with:
“You’re allowing people to come in here and lie. And I know they’re lying.”
You can watch that interaction here. “May I say something please,” asked poll challenger Kolanagireddy, an Indian immigrant and IT specialist. After getting permission from the chair, she continued:
“If that is something you want me to do [testify under oath], I will do it. Can I just say one thing though? If it is a lie, it may change, because a lie has to have a lot of memory power. If it is truth, you can ask me in the middle of the night and it will still be the same thing.”
It is important to note, as Rudy Giuliani pointed out, the witnesses had already signed sworn affidavits. In Hall’s closing statement, he emphasized his disappointment in the way the hearing had gone, saying, “I was disappointed today because I felt that, you know, there were opportunities to ask questions and those were not taken. Instead we heard a lot of interjections, a lot of, you know, attacks, a lot of, you know, just partisan rhetoric.”
Johnson’s accusations brought forth several affronted gasps in the chamber and reportedly resulted in a bevy of insults and threats sent her way via email and other forms of communications after the hearing. Some of these were allegedly death threats. The elected official then decided to issue threats to Trump supporters during a live Facebook event, where she even called on soldiers with experience:
“So this is just a warning to you Trumpers. 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. Do it right. Be in order. Make them pay.”
Johnson clearly advocated violence against those who do not agree with her opinion. While some may argue that she responded to the threats she received, that still does not give her the right – especially as an elected official – to call for such violence. The MI House of Representatives, or at least Speaker Lee Chatfield and Speaker-elect Jason Wentworth, agreed and issued a statement condemning Johnson for her actions.
“Threats to either Democrats or Republicans are unacceptable and un-American,” the statement reads. “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.”
Has justice been served here? Only time will tell. Yet again, the left demonstrates their lack of consistent morals. They flap their gums and scream at the sky about injustices – then condemn everyone who disagrees with them and even incite violence. Hopefully, the “proper authorities” will see Johnson’s message for what it was: A call to violence against Americans.
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