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Elissa Slotkin

As we all learned when the FBI and Michigan State Police arrested several members of the Wolverine Watchmen, an armed militia group who had plans to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because they were unhappy with her coronavirus restrictions, our elected officials are facing unprecedented times. On October 25, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-Rochester, Rochester Hills, northern Oakland, parts of Livingston and Ingham counties) revealed her campaign had reported a threat of violence to the police. “This week, a caller left a voicemail at my campaign headquarters using threatening, sexually explicit, and violent language, including a threat to ‘shoot my way to victory.’ My staff coordinated with Lansing and U.S. Capitol police, who traced the threat to a young person in Ingham County,” Slotkin said. After an investigation, it was determined the individual didn’t pose an actual threat. However, Slotkin said this was not the first, nor only, time she and her campaign have received a violent threat. “I am making this threat public because the climate has gotten significantly worse in the last few weeks. I also want to make clear that law enforcement will be involved in each and every threat we receive. We cannot let it be normal that political differences are metered out with threats of violence.” She said, “Leadership climate is set from the top, and every elected leader needs to set an example by calling out violent and intimidating threats and making clear it has no business in the 8th District, our state and our country.”


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