Michigan GOP Chair Suspends His Social Media Accounts In Wake of Violent Threats

March 30, 2021, 1:56 PM

Ron Weiser

Michigan GOP Chairman Ron Weiser, who is also a University of Michigan regent, tells MLive he's temporarily suspended his social media and email accounts following multiple threats of violence.

“I would like to underscore that we should all do better to treat each other with respect, myself included, and I plan no further action, except my pledge to be part of a respectful political dialogue going forward,” Weiser said in a text message to MLive/The Ann Arbor News on Tuesday. 

Weiser courted controversy last Thursday at the North Oakland Republican Club when he referred to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson as the “three witches” and suggested “they are ready for the burning at the stake.” He also made a flip reference about assassination involving Michigan GOP Congress members Peter Meijer and Fred Upton who voted to impeach President Trump. 

Weiser later apologized, but said he would not resign as a U-M regent.

Read more:  MLive

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