MATT MADDOCK CENSURE
Speaking of Matt ‘Mad Dog’ Maddock, Democrats in the Michigan House have introduced two resolutions calling into question the Republican Representative’s behavior surrounding the bogus controversy over Trump’s loss in November – one calling for a formal censure for a “pattern of misconduct” as provided by Standing Rules of the House and a second calling for formation of a select committee to investigate his behavior relative to efforts to overturn the presidential election votes in Michigan. Specifically, the one resolution cites two lawsuits to which Maddock lent his name challenging Michigan election results; joining a “phony group” attempting to enter the state Capitol to contest counting of electoral votes; signing onto a letter to former Vice President Mike Pence asking for election results to be decertified; and speaking to a Trump crowd, amplifying the falsehoods about legitimate voting results, just prior to the crowd attacking the U.S. Capitol. As one legislative insider summed up the chance of either resolution passing, “it’s not going to happen,” mainly because of the “complexion of leadership” – in other words, Republicans control both chambers in Lansing. Although it will be interesting to see if Maddock is able to move any bills in the future, often a silent penalty for causing grief for the party when public trust and confidence in the legislature is undermined by a member.