Sometimes respected voices paint with broad strokes, does that serve us, or does it cause more damage than good? Laura Loomer has highlighted the MI GOP battles but it may bee needless gas on a fire.
Laura Loomer Highlighted The Battle in MI GOP With This Article
Loomer maintained this is proof of anti-MAGA conspiracy perpetrated by MI GOP Chair Kristina Karamo who:
- Testified IN FAVOR of Trump and election fraud in 2020 at the risk of charges of perjury
- Sued over election results in 2022 where she demonstrated violation in election law that contributed to Joceleyn Benson’s victory
Karamo is the only remaining executive MI GOP member who remained dedicated to the discussing election fraud from 2020 and 2022
Here is Loomer’s article:
Loomer maintains that Karamo is lying, but has left Karamo’s request to come on Loomer’s podcast to discuss these issues unheeded. From 12/27/2023:
Once again, @LauraLoomer, you have misrepresented the facts, which seems to be your typical M.O. Let this serve as a teachable moment for you:— Kristina Karamo (@KristinaKaramo) December 28, 2023
1) I was never compensated during my short stint as President of UnAuthorized.
2) UnAuthorized is a non-partisan nonprofit organization… https://t.co/BtambV6cmp
If you follow the thread, Karamo offers TWICE to come on Loomer’s podcast to respond. Instead more tweets are issued.
Instead, Loomer issues “receipts” like these:
MORE @KRISTINAKARAMO LIES— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) January 8, 2024
Former Michigan Republican Chair Kristina Karamo claims that the meeting to remove her was illegitimate because she refused to attend and recognize the special meeting of the State Committee.
Karamo argues that no meeting of the State Committee is… pic.twitter.com/63yr2t2Nd5
MI GOP Counsel Was At Meeting To Oust Karamo
Statement From Dan Hartman, Legal Counsel of MI GOP Issued 1/8/2024
The first issue is that Malinda Pego, has asserted that she is the acting Chairman of the Republican Party. I personally don’t care if she declares herself the Queen of England. This has no force or effect on anything.
She has issued letters to many, many members of the administration staff, informing them they are fired – to cease and desist and to save records. These letters can be disregarded because Malinda does not have the authority given to them.
The second reason that I’m discussing things with you is to have a conversation regarding some people have sent emails or inquired as to whether or not my presence at this meeting which occurred on January 6 somehow renders it to be a lawful meeting – that is crazy. I also went to church yesterday – that did not make that a Michigan Republican meeting. My presence does not create or constitute official business. In fact, my presence at the meeting – which there was a meeting of people who are affiliated with the Republican Party, but it was not a state committee meeting – was to not only express the fact that it was illegally called, and an illegal meeting based upon lies and falsehoods, but also to tell them that Kristina Karamo (had they chosen to listen) to defend her record. Unfortunately, they chose not to do so, and as a result, they took a vote. Yes, I participated in the vote, not because it was an official act of the party, but because it was a poll of people that were present. And because of my presence there, they chose to mark me down as being one of the 45 State Committee members of the 107 people there. I wanted to be on the record that I had opposed what they were attempting to do. I also chose to participate in this meeting, though it was not a legal meeting, to voice my objections, and to within the parameters in an orderly fashion of their meeting, tell them what they were doing was wrong, illegal and a farce.