LANSING — In case you missed it, this morning, The Messenger dropped a damning inside look, including NEW AUDIO, into Michigan’s fake elector pool party fundraiser hosted by none other than recently arraigned former co-chair of the Michigan GOP Meshawn Maddock and her husband, MAGA Michigan state Rep. Matt Maddock. 

The pool party was an attempt by Michigan’s extremist “Grand New Party” to raise funds for the 16 fake electors charged by AG Dana Nessel for their attempts to overturn the 2020 election. 

The story had everything we have come to expect from Michigan’s Republican Party: threats of a civil war, allusions of gun violence, and comparisons – again – to Nazi Germany. Reps. Maddock and DeSana of Michigan’s right-wing Freedom Caucus explained to attendees their plans to recall Democrats and impeach AG Nessel, all while repeatedly invoking inflammatory and violent rhetoric and calling on their supporters to “fight.”

What we’re left wondering is if House Minority Leader Matt Hall and his new fundraising chief disgraced former Governor Rick Snyder support this kind of violent and dangerous rhetoric which is becoming increasingly common among members of their House Republican caucus.

Don’t just take it from us – read the incriminating points from The Messenger story for yourself:

  • When Michigan State Rep. Matt Maddock took the stage at an Oakland County fundraising pool party in early August…he had a clear message he wanted to convey: If the government keeps coming after conservatives, someone is going to get shot or a civil war is going to begin. 
  • “If the government continues to weaponize these departments against conservatives and the citizens that are then the taxpayers, you know what’s going to happen to this country,” Matt Maddock asks…After attendees at the event shout possibilities, Maddock answers his own question: “Someone’s going to get so pissed off, they’re going to shoot someone. That’s what’s going to happen. Or we’re going have a civil war or some sort of revolution. That’s where this is, where this is going.”
  • Meshawn Maddock briefly spoke at the end of the event, telling the audience it is “really better for none of us to say anything, which is hard, because I like to say shit.”
  • Matt Maddock’s inflammatory comments were just one in a series made by conservative speakers at the fundraiser and highlight just how dire the Republicans charged in the 2020 election scheme and the people around them see this fight, one that is escalating quickly to include both state and federal charges.
  • DeSana used his remarks to specifically call out Nessel and push for her impeachment. 
  • Matt Maddock followed suit, painting the charges as Nessel and the state government “dismantling the Trump campaign, one person at a time.” The state legislator also said the charges were aimed at discouraging people from questioning subsequent elections by using allusions to the Nazis’ use of gas chambers during the Holocaust.
  • DeSana cast the fight in dire terms – “If we don’t fight now, it will become too late,” said the lawmaker – telling the audience that the criminal prosecution of the state’s fake electors “could be any of us.”

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