THE PURGE CONTINUES


Jason Roe

It seems unless you wear rosy glasses – excuse us, Trump-colored glasses – you are no longer welcome in the Michigan Republican Party. Whether he was fired, asked to resign or just had had enough, it’s likely to stay a ‘state secret’ (at least until someone squeals), but Jason Roe, a known Never Trumper and veteran conservative strategist who the Michigan GOP had brought in to assist them in February as the executive director of the party, waved bye-bye in July. Roe had drawn criticism in November – before he was hired – for being one of the rare GOP leaders to publicly accept the results of the 2020 election, despite the majority of Republicans supporting former President Trump’s false assertion that the election was stolen from him. “The unfortunate reality within the party today is that Trump retains a hold that is forcing party leaders to continue down the path of executing his fantasy of overturning the outcome — at their own expense,” Roe told Politico at the time. “Frankly, continuing to humor him merely excuses his role in this. The election wasn’t stolen, he blew it. Up until the final two weeks, he seemingly did everything possible to lose. Given how close it was, there is no one to blame but Trump.” Although Roe allegedly submitted his resignation to party chair Ron Weiser, it would appear that co-chair Meshawn Maddock and her MAGA movement minions are influencing the shenanigans of the party more and more.

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