Michigan GOP lawmaker stripped of committee role, staff after alleged online racist post

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A Republican lawmaker in Michigan mislaid his committee duty and unit Monday, days aft posting an image of a racist ideology connected societal media.

House Speaker Joe Tate, a Democrat who is Black, said he will not let nan House to beryllium a forum for "racist, hateful and bigoted speech."

State Rep. Josh Schriver, who is white, shared a station connected X — formerly known arsenic Twitter — that showed a representation of nan world pinch Black figures greatly outnumbering achromatic figures, on pinch nan phrase, "The awesome replacement!"

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The conspiracy mentation says there’s a crippled to diminish nan power of achromatic people.

Schriver, who represents portions of Oakland and Macomb counties, tin ballot connected nan House floor. But Tate removed him from a committee and told nan House Business Office to oversee his unit members, who still tin assistance constituents.

"Representative Schriver has a history of promoting debunked theories and vulnerable rhetoric that jeopardizes nan information of Michigan residents and contributes to a dispute and uncomfortable situation for others," Tate said.

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A connection seeking remark from Schriver wasn't instantly returned. He defended his social media post past week.

"I’m opposed to racists, title baiters and unfortunate politics," Schriver told The Detroit News. "What I find unusual is nan schedule to demoralize and trim nan achromatic information of our population."

Schriver was elected to a two-year word successful 2022. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, released a connection Friday calling his station "abhorrent rhetoric."

"We will ne'er fto those who stoke group fears disagreement us," she said.