Fox News, December 9, 2020
Democrat Michigan state Rep. Cynthia Johnson was stripped of her committee seats by senior GOP state officials after she released a video on Facebook Tuesday, as a warning to Trump supporters who had left her threatening messages.
“So this is just a warning to you Trumpers. Be careful, walk lightly, we ain’t playing with you. Enough of the shenanigans. Enough is enough,” she said in a three-minute-long video, warning harassers that the FBI had already identified one of the individuals.
“And for those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it. Do it right, be in order, make them pay,” she continued.
Johnson posted the video after sharing a series of messages on her social media account, showing screenshots and voice recordings from people threatening the Democratic state representative.
The targeted harassment of Johnson appeared after her aggressive questioning during a hearing last week, when President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, appeared in front of the state’s House Oversight Committee to testify on alleged voter fraud.
But she posted another message to Facebook, without comment, of the press release by State House Speaker Lee Chatfield, a Republican, condemning the video in which Johnson apparently threatened Trump supporters.
“Threats to Democrats or Republicans are unacceptable and un-American,” Chatfield said. “They’re even more unbecoming of an elected official. Rep. Johnson has been stripped of her committees and we’re looking into further disciplinary action as the proper authorities conduct their investigation.”