Michigan Dems to censure state rep. who praised Trump, hydroxychloroquine for virus recovery

Michigan Dems to censure state rep. who praised Trump, hydroxychloroquine for virus recovery
State Rep. Karen Whitsett (D) of Michigan, HCQ fan. Michigan House of Representatives via Detroit Free Press

[Ed. – These people are not well.  Note that it’s never been considered censurable to participate with members of the other party in lauding a public official.  But that figures in the Democrats’ list of “bad acts” by Rep. Whitsett.]

Democrats in Michigan will vote on Saturday to censure one of their colleagues who praised President Trump for advocating the use of an anti-malarial drug that she claimed cured her of COVID-19.

The 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization argues that state Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, broke protocol by meeting with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence during an April 14 meeting of coronavirus survivors and for crediting hydroxychloroquine with saving her life. …

The resolution to censure Whitsett does not specifically criticize her comments about hydroxychloroquine, but instead “misrepresented the needs and priorities” of Democratic leadership to the president and public. The resolution also says she’s participated in events with the Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan to express gratitude to the president.

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