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January 4, 2021

Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574,

Michigan Reps. Plan to Reject Will of the People

Reps. Bergman, Walberg, and McClain put Trump loyalty above democracy

MICHIGAN —  This week, at least three of Michigan’s representatives in Congress say they will object to presidential electors, furthering baseless conspiracy theories about fraud in the 2020 election. As reported by the Detroit Free Press, newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Bruce Township) said she’s ready to “vote accordingly” if Wednesday’s Electoral College vote “further confirms the concerns voiced to me by folks in the 10th District.” Rep. McClain will be joined by Reps. Tim Walberg and Jack Bergman, who released a joint statement earlier today. The following quote  be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan: 

“Barely 24 hours into a new term, Reps. McClain, Walberg, and Bergman are already showing their contempt for the Constitution and the will of voters in Michigan. I am incredibly disappointed to see my own Congressman, Rep. Walberg, and other members of the Republican Party pandering to corrupt national leaders who seek to undermine our democracy. Michigan did its job and voted in November, and we’re ready to move forward to fight COVID-19 and bring relief to essential workers, small businesses, and struggling families. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as president and vice president in nearly two weeks, and that’s not up for debate. If these representatives were really concerned about election integrity, they would have resisted being seated themselves, seeing as they were elected on the same ballots they now call fraudulent—but they didn’t. It’s clear that their concerns are more about currying favor with Trump loyalists than upholding the integrity of our elections.”