MDP Statement on Chatfield’s Sexist Remarks

LANSING — The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement on behalf of MDP Chair Lavora Barnes regarding sexist remarks made by Michigan House Speaker Rep. Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel during a radio interview today:

“Mr. Chatfield should choose his words more carefully rather than let his emotions like feeling intimidated by powerful women get in the way. If he wants to use science as the excuse for his sexist comments, we would welcome all Republicans finally adopting the same position when it comes to the Great Lakes, as well as women’s healthcare, climate change, and a host of other areas where facts and figures should guide our decisions rather than emotion or dogma.”


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