Slotkin: Hateful behavior ‘has no place in our district’
September 8, 2020
ROCHESTER, Mich. – Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) issued the following statement today.
“Today I learned that the Michigan Republican Party headquarters in Lansing was vandalized. This activity is unacceptable, and the perpetrators should be held accountable for their actions. Today’s report comes as the election heats up, and the amount of tension, anger and disrespect is high and increasing.
“I have seen some of this disrespect across the 8th District: I’ve heard stories from my supporters of stolen yard signs and angry confrontations in their farmers markets and out in their communities. Members of my staff have been targeted for online harassment. This behavior, including violent slogans aimed at our governor and support of hate groups like the Proud Boys, has no place in our district or in politics. It saddens me that the vitriol and viciousness we see too often from Washington may be seeping further into our lives here in Michigan.
“No one should be targeted with punitive, hateful or threatening behavior simply because they hold different views. That is what we teach our kids and what I hope most adults agree with. We should expect a civil, respectful campaign that makes clear our significant differences while respecting one another as neighbors.”