Rep Karen Whitsett is hopping mad. Her own party wants to censure her and she has been getting nastygrams from Michigan Governor Gretchen "Half" Whitmer. What did she do that angered Democrats so much? She thanked the president for saving her life after she almost died of corona virus.
In my opinion this is part of the Democratic party's plan for winning in 2020. They must criticize anything and everything President Trump does. Any member of their party who does not play along, they try to destroy. Whitsett is not alone. Georgia state Rep Vernon Jones actually endorsed the president for reelection.
Jones cited specific policies that aided the Black community for his endorsement. After his fellow Democrats tried to destroy him he had decided to resign. He has now changed his mind because he wants to fight the bigots and racists in his own party.
Rep Whitsett said:
“Why they would expel me is beyond words for me. This is something that I did not expect, I started out with a simple thank you to the man that is the president of the United States. It’s a thank you, I didn’t know that thank you had a political line. I didn’t know thank you belonged to one political party over another, and that if you’re in one party you cannot say thank you to another person. I had no idea.”
“I think it was just me as a state representative that I was out of line, according to possibly our governor. Taking myself and going to the White House to speak with the president of the United States, I think it was a kind of ‘how dare you,’ because the person who is in charge of the 13th congressional district actually works for our governor.”
“‘I’m so glad you didn’t die. Welcome back to the living. Congratulations.'”
“Actually, it was not as pleasant as that, and the text messages that we have had since then have not been as pleasant as well. I’m not going to stand by and be quiet, nor will I be silenced by anyone when it comes to the people in my community. I don’t care who it is. If you’re not doing right by us, if you’re not doing right by black people within our community, I’m going to stand up, and I don’t care who it is. I’m going to stand up against you, I’m going to speak out, and right now I’m speaking for the people who can’t speak for themselves. That is my job, that is my responsibility, that is my duty, that’s what I’m sworn to do. And I don’t care who it is, I will go up against her any day.”