You better know your place if you are a Democrat in Michigan
You better know your place if you are a Democrat in Michigan. Governor Whitmer and the Democrat Party don't allow for any free thinking or acting.
State Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and several fellow Democrats, claiming violations of free speech and defamation.
Specifically, Whitsett claimed Whitmer and the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization sought to deprive her of her right to engage in protected speech after she publicly thanked President Donald Trump for his suggestion of using the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat her coronavirus case.
Whitsett contracted the virus in March and has been open about her appreciation for the president’s suggestion, which she says saved her life.
As a result, Whitsett was invited to The White House to meet with Trump on April 14. During that meeting, she again thanked Trump for the suggestion and said her condition went “from 0 to 100” after she began taking the drug.
Following that meeting, Whitsett began receiving criticism for her public statements and was eventually censured by the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization.
According to the lawsuit, Whitsett says she also received a text message from Whitmer on April 19 regarding the meeting with Trump.
"You’re entitled to your opinion, I’m just disappointed you’d take your theories public without seeking to get answers first. Take care,” Whitmer is accused of saying via text.
Whitsett and her attorneys Norman Yatooma and Christine L. Constantino, Jr. claim the political organization worked to silence her free speech. At Whitmer’s prompting, the lawsuit alleges, the organization passed the resolution that bars Whitsett from holding any position or committee membership within the group. The censure also meant the organization would not endorse her in future elections, the lawsuit says.
The organization also accused Whitsett of: “'Endangering the health, safety, and welfare of her constituents, the City of Detroit, and the State of Michigan’ by appearing at a meeting with the President of the United States of America to discuss her experience with the COVID-19 virus and subsequent treatment."
Those statements from the organization were distributed to Democratic leadership throughout the state, according to the lawsuit.
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From Jonathan Kinloch, the chair of the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization:
“The core question is, does she intend on operating as a Republican while she was elected as a Democrat?” Kinloch asked.
So apparently only Republicans are allowed to accept invitations to the White House? Wow. Step out of their perceived party line and you are eaten alive.