On Thursday, four Michigan GOP congressmen and 15 Republican members of the Michigan House signed on to support a longshot lawsuit from indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to overturn the election results in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia, which all voted for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. President Donald Trump backs the suit along with 18 red states and said he believes the conservative U.S. Supreme Court will rule in his favor.
The president of Michigan’s largest federation on Friday slammed the move.
“It’s a disgrace what these Republicans are trying to do,” said Ron Bieber, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Michigan’s election was administered fairly and impartially by the 1,603 local and county clerks involved in the process: Republican, Democratic and nonpartisan. Throwing out legally cast ballots by American citizens because one party doesn’t like the result would be a dark day for democracy in this country.”
Bieber added that “if they truly believe the election should be thrown out, they should refuse to be seated in January. The election is over, Donald Trump lost, and it wasn’t close. Republicans should get over their hurt feelings and move on.”
The Michigan members of Congress part of a group of 106 total are: U.S. Reps. Tim Walberg (R-Tipton), Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet), Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) and John Moolenaar (R-Midland).
State Reps. Gary Eisen (R-St. Clair Twp.), John Reilly (R-Oakland), Julie Alexander (R-Hanover), Matt Maddock (R-Milford), Daire Rendon (R-Lake City), Beth Griffin (R-Mattawan), Douglas Wozniak (R-Shelby Twp.), Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton), Brad Paquette (R-Niles), Rodney Wakeman (R-Saginaw Twp.), Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock), Jack O’Malley (R-Lake Ann), Joe Bellino (R-Monroe), Bronna Kahle (R-Adrian) and Luke Meerman (R-Coopersville) also signaled their support as plaintiff-interveners in the case.