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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig officially launched a Republican campaign to overthrow Michigan Governor Whitmer

On Tuesday, a former Detroit police chief announced an attempt to remove Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and made a speech after the initial announcement was interrupted by protesters.

Republican James Craig plans to launch his campaign on Bell Island, but the far-left organization Detroit Will Breathe describes itself as advocating against “police brutality against black life” “The movement overwhelmed him, forcing him to switch to a nearby location.

On-site video shows that protesters chanted “James Craig must leave” and “Black lives are important.” Many of them are white, and Craig is black.

Craig reconvened a press conference on the roof of a nearby building.

“A small group of paid protesters did nothing. What they did was to reinforce the reasons why we needed to change,” Craig told reporters. “The message is: I won. I received the message anyway. I won.”

Craig mocked the governor’s campaign in recent months and announced in July that he was forming an exploratory committee, which he said would allow him to start fundraising.

In a video released that month, Craig described himself as a problem solver “leading from the front.”

Craig, 65, retired from the post of police chief on June 1. He said on Tuesday that his campaign will “resonate with people in the north or west because I am real, I am the leader, and I am blue—collar.”

“I know what hard work is like. No one has given me anything,” he added.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks at the Bell Island press conference in Detroit, Michigan on June 22, 2021. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via Associated Press)

Craig later used the destruction of Detroit’s breathing to raise funds, and the organization hoped to fund the police and release all those who were in jail for non-violent crimes.

Craig joined the camp of nine Republicans, none of whom had held political positions before.

Whitmer, 50, served as a state legislator for a long time before becoming governor in 2019.

Whitmer defeated the Republican candidate attorney Bill Shuter by approximately 53% of the vote in 2018. She succeeded Rick Snyder, a Republican who was unable to re-elect due to term restrictions.

Early public opinion polls showed that Craig and Whitmer were evenly matched about 14 months before the election.

The Democratic chairman of Michigan, Lavora Barnes, said Craig’s year was a disaster and pointed out that he refused to answer whether he supported former President Donald Trump.

“Don’t expect him to lead by solving his main problem-he adamantly refuses to answer the questions directly. Although he has been asked several times now, the Detroit Dodgers still won’t say his views on the legitimacy of our election, he thinks Who incited a violent rebellion in Washington, or what measures he will take to protect the choice of women in Michigan and their families,” Barnes said in a statement.

The Whitmer campaign team and the Michigan Republican Party did not respond to requests for comment.

The party’s co-chair, Meshawn Maddock, highlighted the protest against Craig’s announcement on Twitter. She shared a photo showing a protester holding a sign that read “defund DPD”.

“See the signs? These leftists want to divest your police. The Republican Party is the only remaining sanity in this country. @GovWhitmer is done,” she wrote. “Thank you BLM for reminding us what your world is like.”

Zachary Steiber

Zachary Stieber reports on U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started working as a reporter for the New York City subway in The Epoch Times.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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