Right after showing up to acquit themselves rationally immediately after a controversial White Home meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday, Michigan’s lawmakers were photographed celebrating maskless and downing dear Dom Perignon champagne in the Trump Global Lodge.
Voters erupted, and “Dom Perignon” was quickly trending on Twitter. The bottles go for $500 to $950 just about every at the hotel, and if it was a address from Trump, they ended up most likely on an expenditure account paid out for by taxpayers — state, or federal.
Michigan, meanwhile, endured through 10,000 new circumstances of COVID-19 Friday — and 53 deaths.
Photos of Michigan Property Speaker Lee Chatfield, state Rep. Jim Lilly and other Republicans surfaced on social media, in which the adult men were being lashed for their extravagant indulgence and incredible callous indifference as their constituents wrestle with health and monetary hardships.
Chatfield and Republican Senate Bulk Mike Shirkey were being summoned to Washington by Trump who, observers suspected, talked to them about working with their energy to sway the state’s electoral votes his way, irrespective of Michigan’s vote backing Joe Biden.
The two legislators issued a joint assertion soon after the meeting that they noticed no complications with Michigan’s election and meant to move forward with the “normal,” lawful approach envisioned to confirm Biden as president-elect.
But then Dom-gate broke, which activated concerns about what was actually likely on amongst the president and the lawmakers. Trump also mysteriously tweeted on Saturday that the Michigan legislators’ statement “was accurate but that wasn’t the way it was documented in the media.”
Voters’ fears about feasible continuing plots have been heightened Saturday when the Republican Nationwide Committee and Michigan Republican Celebration Chairwoman Laura Cox questioned the state’s Board of Condition Canvassers in a letter to delay certification of the state’s election results for two months. That would “allow for a comprehensive audit and investigation” into alleged voting “anomalies and irregularities,” the letter stated.
Neither Chatfield nor Shirkey have but responded to the uproar, and could not promptly be attained by HuffPost to remark. Shirkey refused to solution reporters’ thoughts when he landed back in Michigan Saturday. He sang a hymm, disregarding queries about who paid out for his journey.
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