MDJC Chair Denounces GOP Protesters' Whitmer-Hitler Comparisons, Demands Apology from MI GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich.Noah Arbit, founder and chair of the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus released the following statement: “I was shocked to see photos from the “Operation Gridlock” protest in Lansing today depicting protesters carrying signs comparing Governor Whitmer to Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator responsible for the mass murder of 6 million Jews in Europe. Michiganders have every right to hold our government accountable, but this rhetoric is intolerable in any democratic society.” “It was particularly jarring to see these signs during Passover and only five days before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Given the severity of this incident, and that the event was organized by conservative groups affiliated with the Michigan Republican Party, I am calling on Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox to immediately disavow these heinous comparisons, and apologize to Governor Whitmer and all Jewish Michiganders for this deeply offensive rhetoric.” “Every election cycle, Republicans like to claim attrition in the Democratic share of the Jewish vote, but, it is clearer than ever that the Democratic Party is the only party that truly stands up for the interests of American Jews. I am grateful to our leaders and officials who continue to ensure that remains true here in Michigan. The Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus under my leadership will continue to stand up for our community and address the political concerns of Jewish Michiganders across our state."


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CONTACT: Noah Arbit, Chair

(248) 325-8560

press@mijewishdems.org

www.mijewishdems.org

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The Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus is the voice of Jewish Michiganders within the Democratic Party, dedicated to combating antisemitism and electing Democrats who share our values. In addition to providing support to endorsed candidates through our state and federal PACs, MDJC works to strengthen the link between Michigan’s Jewish community and Democratic leaders through strong communications and public events, nurture Jewish political talent across Michigan, and advocate for progressive policies benefiting all Michiganders.