Rep. removed from Michigan House Oversight Committee amid investigation

State Rep. accused of inciting violence in video response to vulgar, racist death threats she received

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Rep. Cynthia Johnson is under investigation after she posted on social media a response to the many violent, vulgar and racist death threats she’s received.

The video, posted Tuesday night, has quickly gone viral and legislative leadership removed her from her House Oversight Committee assignments Wednesday.

Johnson said she was not inciting violence, but many disagree.

RELATED: Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson says armed protesters gathered outside her Detroit home

Johnson received multiple death threats after her participation in the House Oversight Committee, where she questioned President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and Melissa Carone during a Dec. 2 voting hearing.

Giuliani made claims that Detroit was responsible for 500,000 to 700,000 “illegal” votes despite only 250,138 votes being cast in Detroit for the 2020 U.S. General Election.

Johnson’s video Tuesday was in response to more racist, violent and vulgar threats she received after the hearings aired Monday on CNN.

“Enough is enough,” Johnson said of the threats against her at one point in the video. “For those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it, do it right. Be in order, make them pay.”


About the Authors: