On Thursday, MI Democrat State Rep. Karen Whitsett (Detroit), filed a federal lawsuit against Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer and fellow Democrats, claiming they have violated her free speech and for defamation.
From Washington Times – Specifically, Whitsett claimed Whitmer and the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization sought to deprive her of her right to engage in protected speech after she publicly thanked President Donald Trump for his suggestion of using the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat her coronavirus case.
After Rep. Whitsett spoke out to support the president and even visited the White House, the local Democrats recommended that she be disciplined.
Whitsett bravely fought back, even making an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show where she told the host she would not stand by and be silent in the face of attacks from her own party.
"I didn't know 'Thank you' belonged to one political party over another"
Karen Whitsett is being treated terribly by her own party, including Gretchen Whitmer who has been sending Rep. Whitsett nasty texts
"I'm not going to stand by and be silent." Good for Karen! pic.twitter.com/rOYY2di41A
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) April 25, 2020
After the Democrat Party in Michigan voted to censure Whitsett, she tweeted a copy of the 13th District’s formal resolution to censure her to President Trump, telling him, “This is what the Democrat party is doing to me for saying ‘thank you’”
— Karen Whitsett (@KayLyme) April 23, 2020
Washington Times – Chris McClain, a precinct delegate for the organization who wrote the censure resolution, explained the decision to MLive last month, prior to censure vote.