Former Republican State Rep. Susan Tabor: Tudor Dixon is Too Extreme to Govern

“Look, I’m pro-life, but Dixon’s position on abortion is too extreme for me and it’s too extreme for Michigan voters.” – Susan Tabor

Troubles continue for DeVos sellout and special interest candidate Tudor Dixon as she struggles to unite a GOP so fractured even some on the same side of the aisle think she’s “too extreme to govern.” Former Republican state Representative Susan Tabor is only the latest to defect from her wrong-for-Michigan agenda

Writing an op-ed spelling out how the MIGOP “has devolved into a party of extremists and conspiracy theorists,” Tabor blasts the two major things Dixon’s been defined as throughout her campaign: a rabid election denier and staunch opponent to the right to choose.

Dixon continues to fundraise off of lies about 2020’s outcome and has yet to cross a claim too outlandish for her to parrot. And of course, she unequivocally supports a disastrous abortion ban from 1931 that criminalizes abortion, makes felons out of reproductive health care providers and provides no exceptions for rape or incest. Reinforcing her extremism, she’s also said that child victims of rape should not have access to abortion because there’s “healing through that baby.” 

See excerpts below from former state Rep. Susan Tabor on the “culture wars and divisive rhetoric” that Dixon keeps trying to sell to Michigan families.

Detroit Metro Times (OPINION): The Michigan GOP is Too Extreme to Govern

By Susan Tabor

I served in the Michigan state legislature as a Republican for six years. I had heated — but congenial — debates with then-state Rep. Gretchen Whitmer and other Democrats. This was the tradition of bipartisanship and common sense I was proud to carry forward. Now, as I watch as a private citizen, I am distraught by what has happened to my party.

The Michigan GOP has devolved into a party of extremists and conspiracy theorists. The nominations of Tudor Dixon and Kristina Karamo make this clear. […]

When asked whether she believes Trump legitimately won the 2020 election in Michigan at a debate in May, Dixon answered with an unequivocal “yes.” At a debate the following month, she raised her hand when asked whether she believes Trump won the election because of widespread voter fraud. Never mind that Trump lost Michigan by 154,000 votes.

There’s a reason Trump endorsed Dixon. It’s the same reason he endorses any candidate — she pushes the Big Lie.

Dixon has repeatedly spread false claims of election fraud in Michigan. On Nov. 8, 2020, Dixon tweeted, “Steal an election then hide behind calls for unity and leftists lap it up.” Last October, she said that Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson ran the 2020 election “in a way that was rife with fraud” and said she did so with “premeditation.”

It wasn’t just rhetoric that she was fomenting. Dixon supported a “forensic audit” of the 2020 vote even after numerous state officials and independent sources disproved the conspiracy theory that the election was rigged.

It’s no wonder Dixon is a conspiracy theorist. She used to work for Real America’s Voice, the same streaming channel the far-right podcaster Steve Bannon is on. Her background in right-wing media shows on the campaign trail. She’s in favor of a Florida-style “Don’t Say Gay” bill. She referred to Whitmer’s tenure as a “tyrannical reign.” After her primary win, she mocked Whitmer as “a far-left birthing parent.” In other words, Dixon is resorting to culture wars and divisive rhetoric rather than appealing to all Michiganders.

There is no issue on which Dixon is more extreme than abortion. She wants to ban abortion — with no exceptions for rape or incest. And she supports Michigan’s 1931 law that makes having or conducting an abortion a felony. She called it “a good law.”

In an interview, Dixon said a 14-year-old victim of incestual rape was a “perfect example” of someone who shouldn’t have an abortion. “A life is a life for me,” she said. “That’s how it is.”
Look, I’m pro-life, but Dixon’s position on abortion is too extreme for me and it’s too extreme for Michigan voters.

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