The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Lavora Barnes, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party.
“I thought it was April Fool’s Day when I read that Ryan Berman had filed to run as Attorney General. I had to double check that this was the same Ryan Berman that is keeping the “Big Lie” alive and now wants to serve as our Attorney General. Sadly, it is not April Fool’s Day and indeed, it is the same Ryan Berman that continues to spread disinformation about the 2020 elections, all because his guy didn’t win. Now, despite the “Big Lie’s” roots in the same far-right extremism that drove the dangerous protests in Lansing and DC, he wants to serve as the chief law enforcement officer for Michigan. Given the things he’s said and done, it is safe to assume that he cannot be trusted. He would attempt to overturn the will of the people, throwing out the votes of Michiganders just because he didn’t like how they voted. As someone that can’t stop talking about the “Big Lie,” he is a fool to expect that Michigan voters would support him.”