A local Democratic Party in Michigan is planning on a vote to censure State Representative Karen Whitsett (D-Mich.) over her support for President Donald Trump during the coronavirus outbreak, as reported by Fox News.
Representative Whitsett, who represents the 9th district in the Michigan House of Representatives, was diagnosed with the coronavirus in early April. She said that she was on the verge of death from the viral disease before she took the drug known as hydroxychloroquine, which has been frequently promoted by President Trump and has proven to be the most effective treatment of the virus to date.
Following her recovery after taking hydroxychloroquine, Whitsett openly praised President Trump and thanked him for bringing the drug to the forefront of the fight against the virus. She subsequently paid a visit to the White House and spoke alongside President Trump during a press briefing, again thanking him for his leadership during the outbreak.
As a result, the Democratic Party Organization of Michigan’s 13th congressional district, which includes Whitsett’s State House district, planned on a vote to censure Whitsett, specifically over her White House meeting. The resolution claims that Whitsett “misrepresented the needs and priorities” of the Democratic Party, even though Whitsett explicitly said in her White House appearance that she “can’t speak for anyone else…I’m only speaking for myself.”
The resolution also attacks President Trump, falsely claiming that his federal response to the virus was “delayed and misguided,” and that her support of him was “endangering the health, safety, and welfare of her constituents, the city of Detroit, and the state of Michigan.”