VIDEO: Michigan lawmaker sues Whitmer, fellow Dems over censure after she met with President Trump

MAY 22, 2020

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DETROIT — State Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and several fellow Democrats, claiming violations of free speech and defamation.

Specifically, Whitsett claimed Whitmer and the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization sought to deprive her of her right to engage in protected speech after she publicly thanked President Donald Trump for his suggestion of using the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat her coronavirus case.

The article goes on to state the following:

Whitsett contracted the virus in March and has been open about her appreciation for the president’s suggestion, which she says saved her life. While it remains unproven that hydroxychloroquine can effectively treat COVID-19, it is used to prevent malaria and to treat rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and complications of Lyme disease. Whitsett suffers from Lyme disease, and was aware hydroxychloroquine can be used to treat that disease, but didn’t know until the president mentioned it that it was being testing for use against COVID-19.

Whitsett was invited to the White House for a meeting with President Trump on April 14, and thanked the president at that time for promoting the drug.

After the meeting, she was blasted, and then censured by Michigan Democrats, and personally rebuked by Governor Whitmer.

Whitmer told President Trump she had filed the lawsuit when he was in Michigan on Thursday.

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