Lansing, Mich — The Michigan Republican Party released a statement following violent threats made to a female staff member at party headquarters early Tuesday morning and condemning those on the other side of the aisle for joking about the nature of such violence:
“This week, the Michigan GOP experienced several death threats which escalated earlier today when our building received several threats from a bystander who not only verbally assaulted a longtime female staffer but also indicated he was planning on shooting up the building and burning it down,” said Gustavo Portela, Michigan Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director. “It’s unfortunate that members of the opposite party would seize on this and joke about the situation, but this is the type of politics they play now a days. Our party won’t be deterred, and we will continue to work tirelessly for Republican policies despite on-going threats. No type of violence against women should ever be tolerated.”
The Michigan Republican Party has filed a police report with the Lansing Police Department.