Michigan Democrats Speak Out as Pence Tries to Distract from Failed Coronavirus Response
June 19, 2020
“My constituents in Sterling Heights are hurting right now”
As Pence headed to Sterling Heights yesterday for a photo op, Reps. Brenda Lawrence and Andy Levin joined Sterling Heights City Council Member Michael Radtke to call out the administration for its failure to stand up to China, botched economic agenda, and ineffective coronavirus response.
Michigan Advance: “Democrats blasted Pence’s visit, with Sterling Heights City Council Member Michael Radtke lamenting that it was merely a ‘photo op.’… ‘My constituents in Sterling Heights are hurting right now. They’re hurting from an economy that has collapsed because of COVID-19, they’re worried about their families because they don’t have the testing they need and they’re worried about our budget,’ he said.”
Macomb Daily: “Elsewhere, the Michigan Democratic Party held a virtual press conference criticizing Trump. U.S. Representatives Brenda Lawrence and Rep. Andy Levin, who represents most of central and southern Macomb County, along with Sterling Heights City Councilman Mike Radtke said the president should be ‘held accountable’ for his COVID-19 response, attacks on protesters and failures on policing reforms.”
Macomb Daily: “Levin said Trump can’t win Michigan without Macomb County…’Pence better not stand in front of Macomb workers and claim that this administration did not roll over for the Chinese government on trade and COVID-19 for a corrupt deal to solicit foreign interference on behalf of this campaign. Macomb knows better, and we’ll prove that in November.’”