Ann Arbor, Mich. (WLNS) — Eight former University of Michigan Regents issued a statement calling on GOP Chairman Ron Weiser to resign following sexist comments he made about Michigan’s top three female leaders.
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.”
Since Nessel and many others responded, including the Michigan Democratic Party, who called on Weiser to resign, Weiser had something to say for himself.
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.”
Weiser has since removed his social media accounts.
The full letter is here: