ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WLNS)— The University of Michigan Board of Regents held a meeting Friday morning to discuss Regent Ron Weiser’s comments made about Michigan’s top three elected officials.
During the meeting, regents discussed a resolution condemning recent comments made by Regent Weiser and calls for him to resign his position.
“The Board of regents recognizes that it has no legal authority to remove Regent Weiser, the board believes Regent Weiser should resign his constitutional office as regent of the University of Michigan,” said Regent Denise Ilitch.
Weiser refused, and said quote “I will not be canceled.”
“As a University regent, I take full responsibility for what I said and I’m sorry and regret my poorly chosen words that were offhanded remarks made at a private Republican party meeting. I agree with part of this resolution, but I will not resign,” Weiser said.
The board voted and passed the resolution. Weiser was also removed from several committees.
On March 26, Chairman Weiser referenced Governor Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel as three “witches” in a video obtained by the Detroit News, of a meeting of the North Oakland Republican Club. The comments were made when he was asked about how to remove two current GOP congressmen from office.
The attorney general took Chairman Weiser’s language of “witches” and flipped the script on him in the following tweet in which she says: “Witches who magically decrease COVID spread, increase voter turnout and hold sexual predators accountable without any help from the legislature? Sign me up for that coven. Do better, Michigan GOP.”
On his Twitter account (which he has since taken down) he wrote:
“I made some comments that are clearly being taken out of context. While I should have chosen my words more carefully, anyone who knows me understands I would never advocate for violence… my off-the-cut comments received more scrutiny from the media and leftists in the last 24 hours than the governor’s handling of COVID, the deaths she caused in nursing homes and unemployment issues impacting too many hard-working Michiganders to this day. I will not be resigning from the University Of Michigan, and our focus at the Michigan Republican Party remains the same- winning in 2022.”
You can view the full Board of Regents meeting below: