GOP Chairman Ron Weiser Calls Whitmer, Nessel, Benson “Witches”

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LANSING, April 6, 2021 ~ Member of the University of Michigan Board of Regents and Chair of the Michigan Republican Party Ron Weiser has been censured by the U of M’s Board of Regents after referring to Attorney General Dana Nessel, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer as “witches”.

Weisner said that the GOP’s “job now is to soften up those three witches and make sure that when we have good candidates to run against them, that they are ready for the burning at the stake.”

A woman in the crowd stated that the Republican Party cannot win when “we don’t have our own leadership that has our back.”


April 6, 2021 ~ Detroit News Editorial Page Editor Nolan Finley tells Paul W. he is concerned about the divisions within the Republican Party, for example Ron Weiser‘s “witches” comment.

Ma’am, other than assassination, I have no other way other than voting out,” Weiser responded, eliciting laughter from the crowd. “You people have to go out there and support their opponents. You have to do what you need to get out the vote in those areas. That’s how you beat people.”

The board deemed his comments sexist and violent, writing “the members of the Board of Regents condemn in the strongest possible language the behavior of Regent Weiser, his language, and the actions.”

Members of the board have asked for Ron Weiser’s resignation, saying that his statements do “ not reflect the values of our Board and our Institution.”

Weiser has stated he has no intention of resigning.