Representative Fred Upton: Michigan County GOP censors Republican Congressman for voting against Marjorie Taylor Greene
“We believe Congressman Upton’s vote is a betrayal of his oath and the core values of the Cass County Republican Party,” the resolution reads, according to The Detroit News.
Upton said in a statement that he is maintaining his vote.
“Really? She mocked a survivor of a school shooting in Parkland, argued the California wildfires were started by a Jewish space laser, accused Democrat politicians of having led a pedophile ring out of a pizza place and asked if 9/11 really happened, ”Upton said. “Does the GOP Cass really think someone like that represents Republican values and should sit on the education committee? ”
He added: “I have been on this committee and met survivors of the Columbine School shooting. Since then I have met survivors of the Parkland School shooting and Sandy Hook and heard all about them. their personal stories. She shouldn’t be on the education committee, and Congress was right in removing her, period. “
Upton has represented Michigan’s 6th Congressional District, which includes Cass County and five other counties in the southwestern region of the state, since 1987. The Cass County GOP and President Mark Howie did not immediately responded to a request for comment from CNN.
Eleven House Republicans, including Upton, crossed party lines to vote for Greene’s impeachment.