The Democratic state representative from Detroit who publicly lauded Trump for pushing hydroxychloroquine after it saved her life, including making a visit to the White House, is now essentially being kicked out of her party:
DETROIT NEWS – Detroit Democrats plan to vote to censure and bar any future endorsements of a Democratic lawmaker who credited President Donald Trump with advocating for the drug that she said cured her of COVID-19.
State Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, broke protocol by meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence during an April 14 meeting of COVID-19 survivors, during which she credited hydroxychloroquine for saving her life.
“Thank you for everything that you have done,” Whitsett told Trump at the meeting. “I did not know that saying thank you had a political line. … I’m telling my story and my truth, and this how I feel and these are my words.”
The meeting and other comments Whitsett made prior to and during the coronavirus pandemic have landed her in hot water with the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization.
The group, as first reported by Gongwer News Service, plans to vote Saturday via Zoom on a resolution to censure Whitsett, a first-term lawmaker representing the 9th Michigan House District.
The admonition means she will not get the group’s endorsement for this year nor will she be able to engage in the group’s activities for the next two election cycles.
If the Democratic party wanted to communicate its intolerance to Americans, this is certainly the way to do it.
What’s despicable about this move is that Whitsett wasn’t trying to be political at all. She sincerely believes that Trump’s advocacy for this drug safed her life and she just wanted to say thank you. But the way Democrats are reacting to her, you’d think she endorsed Trump for president like Georgia Democrat Vernon Jones.
Trump is already tweeting about it this morning, saying “Disgraceful. Should join the Republican Party!”.
Trump Jr. hit the nail on the head when he tweeted “What a joke. Remember folks, the narrative can only be against Trump and if you break those rules the left will turn on their own.” Of this there is no doubt.