A state lawmaker who called on “soldiers” to confront supporters of President Donald Trump was just handed some devastating news after legislature leaders saw her videotaped rant.
Along with procedural punishment, authorities are also conducting independent investigations into the matter.
“Threats to either Democrats or Republicans are unacceptable and un-American,” Chatfield wrote in his Wednesday statement. “They’re even more unbecoming of an elected official.”
“Rep. Johnson has been removed from her committee assignments, and we are looking into further disciplinary action as the proper authorities conduct their own investigations.”
Chatfield affirmed that “intimidation” is never welcome in his state’s politics, whether it’s directed at Democrats or Republicans.
Threats to Democrats or Republicans are unacceptable and un-American. They’re even more unbecoming of an elected official. Rep. CA Johnson has been stripped of her committees and we’re looking into further disciplinary action as the proper authorities conduct their investigation. pic.twitter.com/Y5lTqqmEVI
— Lee Chatfield (@LeeChatfield) December 9, 2020
Johnson’s rant was captured in a Facebook Live video posted to the lawmaker’s page. The legislator herself appeared to be the one recording the video.
Although Johnson’s original video was removed from her page, copies of it began to spread like wildfire online.
“So, this is just a warning to you Trumpers: Be careful. Walk lightly. We ain’t playing with you,” Johnson threatened in the video. “Enough of the shenanigans. Enough is enough. And for those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it. Do it right. Be in order. Make them pay. I love y’all.”
Michigan Democratic State Rep. Cynthia Johnson threatened @realDonaldTrump supporters in a Facebook live video Tuesday, saying it is a warning message to those who support the president.
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) December 9, 2020
The full 3-minute video was finally reposted to Johnson’s page and can be seen here.
The most shocking part of Johnson’s rant is that it came from the mouth of an elected leader who plays a substantial role in state politics.
In another live video posted to the state lawmaker’s page, she calls specifically on “soldiers of Christ,” “soldiers against racism” and “soldiers against domestic violence.”
In a political climate where public clashes of ideas often lead to violence, Johnson’s calls are undoubtedly reckless.
Although most soldiers would ignore such a treasonous demand, the lawmaker’s rant reveals the depths of her hatred for Americans who chose to support a Republican president.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.