Rep. Cynthia Johnson, minority vice chair on the House Oversight Committee, was just stripped of all her committee assignments after issuing a warning against “Trumpers” in a Facebook post on Tuesday night. The party of “love and tolerance” back at it again. Just imagine if the tables were turned.
The HOC panel, including Rep. Johnson, listened to testimony Dec. 2 from President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and several poll challengers. During the legislative committee hearing, Rep. Johnson tried to push back and question Giuliani’s claims, accusing all of his witnesses of lying and that there was still no evidence of election fraud, even though a Dominion Voting System contract worker had testified to election irregularities in Detroit on Election Night. Her unprofessionalism and outbursts during the hearing led to a series of death threats and comments on her Facebook page.
In a three-minute video posted to her personal Facebook page, Rep. Johnson appeared to be drinking wine and thanking her supporters during a tough time. She started off by telling people to never yell or curse people out. “Always provide proof. Nobody cares what your mouth is saying. Provide proof,” she said.
The video takes a weird turn when she starts urging others to “do things right and in order” against anyone who supports the President. She told her supporters to “hit their a** in the pocketbook,” presumably referring to the people sending her threats. However, it was the last few seconds of the video that received a considerable amount of attention on social media.
“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. I love y’all,” Johnson states in the video.
In a follow-up video, Rep. Johnson tried to explain that the “soldiers” are for Christ and against racism and misogyny.
Several politicians, including House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Rep. Jason Wentworth called the ranting Facebook video “unbecoming of an elected official.” They explained that threats to either Democrats or Republicans are unacceptable and un-American. In a joint statement, they said Rep. Johnson was stripped from her committee assignments and that they are looking into further disciplinary action as the authorities conduct their own investigations.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel also condemned the comments Johnson made in the Facebook video.
“As Michiganders, and as Americans, we cannot allow hateful rhetoric from a few individuals to drag the masses down into a spiral of unjust actions. It is never acceptable for anyone – especially a public servant – to incite violence or to threaten others with harm. When vigilantes assume justice is theirs to serve, our democracy suffers. It’s time for us to move forward together as a state instead of engaging in – or celebrating – actions of hate and divisiveness,” she said.
Democrats always call for an end to divisive political rhetoric, yet light the match themselves. Law enforcement could probably help with a handful of Rep. Johnson’s threats unless she defunded them already. Crazy comes in all forms and often gets elected.