Democrats Oppose Freedom to Work, Call for Violence

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Courtesy of The Michigan Republican Party

Lansing, Mich., Dec. 11, 2012 – Today, Democrat State Representative Douglas Geiss threatened violence on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives, claiming, “There will be blood. There will be repercussions. We will relive the Battle of the Overpass.” Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak called on the Michigan Democratic Party to condemn the reckless remarks:

“The remarks made today on the State House floor by Rep. Geiss were incendiary and irresponsible. Calls for violence of this nature are unbecoming of an elected official.

“Already, we have seen protesters fighting with State Police officers, and the destruction of public and private property. Rep. Geiss’ statements adds unnecessary tension to the debate over Freedom-to-Work, and puts the public at risk.

“I call upon Mark Brewer, Democrat House Minority Leader Greimel and Democrat Senate Minority Leader Whitmer to condemn Rep. Geiss’ egregious statement, and remind the opponents of Freedom-to-Work to exercise their free speech in a peaceful, non-violent manner. Silence and refusal to condemn these remarks can only suggest to the public that the Michigan Democratic Party supports the statements, and the illegal activity that has followed.”

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