Democrat Cynthia Johnson Stripped From Committee After Threats To Trump Supporters
Michigan House's Republican leaders take away Dem's committee duties
Democratic Rep. Cynthia Johnson has had her committee assignments taken away by the Michigan House's Republican leaders after her "warning" to "you Trumpers" in a threatening Facebook video.
Johnson was the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, the panel that heard testimony Dec. 2 from Rudy Giuliani last week.
Johnson had pushed back on Giuliani's claims of election fraud and later accused witnesses of lying.
Johnson later issued a threat to supporters of President Donald Trump, urging so-called "soldiers" to go after "Trumpers" and "make them pay."
Johnson issued her self-described "warning" during a Facebook live video Tuesday, asserting that her aggressive message is to those who support the president.
In the video, Johnson said Trump supporters better be careful.
She then called on “soldiers” to take action, telling them, "you know how to do it: Do it right" ... "Make them pay."
Michigan Democratic State Rep. Cynthia Johnson threatened @realDonaldTrump supporters in a Facebook live video Tuesday, saying it is a warning message to those who support the president.— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) December 9, 2020
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The full video was over three minutes long, but in the thirty-second clip causing concern, Johnson says:
“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," she continues.
"And for those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it."
"Do it right, be in order, make them pay,” Johnson says in the video.
“I wish I could be talking to y’all in a private room, because, uh, I just wish I could, but we’re public so…,” Johnson also said in the video.
The video from Johnson comes after President Donald Trump’s lawyer accused the Democratic state lawmaker of trying to “dox” and intimidate a woman who offered testimony.