• Richard Easson

Michigan State Rep. Threatens Trump Supporters in Facebook Video, Then Faces Wrath

Democratic Michigan State Representative Cynthia Johnson issued a warning to Trump supporters through a video she posted on Facebook.

She revealed last weekend on the social media platform that she was the target of death threats over her handling of the presidential election hearings last week that featured Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

In one of the two videos posted to her Facebook, Johnson addressed Trump supporters saying “This is just a warning to you Trumpers. Be careful, walk lightly, we ain’t playing with you. Enough of the shenanigans. Enough is enough.”

In a plea seemingly aimed at her followers and sympathizers she said “For those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it. Do it right, be in order, make them pay."

The smug expressions in her video were erased as it was announced that she'd be removed from her seats on the House Agriculture, Oversight and the Families, Children and Seniors committees.

In speaking to Michigan's own MLive, Johnson claimed that she didn't mean for her rhetoric to come off as threatening.

In the interview she said “In my community, we often use the term soldier, but when we use the term, it means for people to rise up and not just take BS. It doesn’t mean anything violent. Our ‘rise up’ means rise up against racism, against tyranny, rise up against violence. No, my message was not one that was intended against the Trump people. We are talking about peace and unity."

The threatening video resembles one of Maxine Waters in 2018 urging her supporters to harass Trump supporters and as well as saying that she threatens them "all the time."