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Jeff Sakwa, former co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party, has had it up to here with current party co-chair Meshawn Maddock and her foul-mouth diatribes against anyone who is not a hardcore MAGA Republican. What finally prompted Sakwa to publicly speak out was Maddock’s homophobic attack on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who is a gay former officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and served overseas, as a “weak little girl.” “As the former co-chair of the Michigan GOP there is no room for this kind of rhetoric. While I do not agree with most Pete Buttigieg politics, I respect that he served his country for every citizen. There is no room for homophobic attacks in the MIGOP. These comments do not reflect the majority of Republicans,” Sakwa wrote on Facebook. He then told Downtown Newsmagazine, “I’m also embarrassed that more public officials and people affiliated with the party have not denounced this. One thing I’ve learned about politics is it’s a game of addition and not subtraction.” Maddock for her part tweeted “I’m never going to back down to the woke leftists trying to destroy this state and our country. This week I was attacked for calling a man weak. I believe America is desperate for strong leaders and sick and tired of weak leaders!” Sakwa responded that while he’s not a supporter of Buttigieg’s politics, “he fought for our country, and anyone willing to put their life on the line for this country, I respect. Last I looked, neither Meshawn nor Matt Maddock (R-Milford) did that.” He noted he’s previously been private about his displeasure over her leadership, as this is just one example of many that have irritated or embarrassed many in the party, “but I cannot sit idle any longer. More Republicans should stand up and push her out of leadership. But the grassroots are nuts.” Sakwa believes that Republican candidates are going to pay for Meshawn and her party leadership this cycle. “Our grassroots have won the battle at the convention but they are going to lose the war. I believe a majority of Republicans will not vote for them – or they will sit it out.”



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