MichMash: Republican State Rep. James DeSana calls out systemic corruption within party
DeSana called out some of his Republican colleagues for being “infected with systemic corruption.”
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In this episode:
- State Rep James DeSana calls out the Republican Party for being “infected with systemic corruption”
- The multiple directions the Michigan GOP is trying to head to.
- Allowing the purchasing of alcohol at collegiate sporting events
- Banning drivers from holding cellphones while driving.
“Infected with systemic corruption.” This is how Rep. DeSana (R-Carleton) described his own colleagues in the Michigan House who were aware of former Speaker Lee Chatfield’s alleged criminal activities but didn’t speak up about it. Mauger observed how unique it was to have strong words against his own party.
“It’s pretty interesting to hear a representative speak so specifically about what he sees as wrongdoing — not only by people across the aisle but about his own caucus.”
DeSana claimed there is a culture in Lansing that when you speak out against leadership, you get punished. And although the District 29 representative is a new member of Michigan’s Legislature, DeSana is calling out the established culture he perceives among Michigan Republicans.
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More from MichMash:
- MichMash: Investigation into Lee Chatfield’s alleged ‘criminal enterprise’ heats up
- Detroit Evening Report: Michigan Senate approves ban on drivers using cell phones
- What’s the future of Michigan Republicans now under Kristina Karamo’s leadership?
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