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Michigan Republican leader makes misogynistic comments about state officials


The Co-Chair of the Michigan Republican Party has made misogynistic comments about the state’s Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General.

Ron Weiser – who is also a University of Michigan Regent - referred to Gretchen Whitmer, Jocelyn Benson and Dana Nessel collectively as “three witches”.  He made the remark in a speech to the North Oakland Republican Club.

“Our job now is to soften up those three witches and make sure that we have good candidates to run against them that they are ready for the for the burning of the stake. *laughs fade*”

The overall purpose of Weiser’s speech was to support a ballot initiative that would change state election laws.

This week, GOP legislators introduced three dozen bills that would – among other things - make absentee voting more difficult.

Governor Whitmer is expect to veto many of those measures.

A ballot initiative would need just 340-thousand petition signatures before it could be ratified by the Republican-led legislature without Whitmer’s approval.