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News from the Michigan Democratic Party
Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Michigan Republicans Must Condemn Disgraced Party Official
Sedenquist’s felony charges just the latest MRP has done to tarnish Pure Michigan
LANSING – Today Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson condemned disgraced Michigan Republican Party official Doug Sedenquist, and called on other Michigan Republicans to stand up for Michigan values by censuring Sedenquist. Sedenquist first brought national attention to Michigan in April when he interviewed RNC National Committeeman Dave Agema on his radio show and called Agema’s absurd statements about the LGBT community “exactly right.” Then, not one prominent Michigan Republican called on Sedenquist to step down or apologize. This morning, in the wake of reports that he threatened himself and his estranged wife with a high-powered rifle in Green Bay, Wisconsin, not one Michigan Republican has spoken out publicly against Sedenquist.
“This behavior from a Republican official is outrageous, and only serves to further tarnish our state’s reputation,” said Lon Johnson, Michigan Democratic Party Chair. “It’s sad that Lansing Republicans have betrayed Michigan values by refusing to invest in our people and protect our land – now it’s time for them to do the right thing and condemn the wildly offensive actions of an elected member of their State Committee.”