Nightside Report March 27, 2021: Michigan GOP apologizes for ‘witches’ remark, parents charged with child abuse in shootings, more rain on the way

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Multiple officials called for Weiser to resign from his position with the GOP and his position on the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents.

Michigan GOP chair apologizes for calling top state officials ‘witches’

The leader of Michigan’s Republican Party apologized Saturday for the controversial comments he made at a meeting of the North Oakland Republican Club.

At the meeting, GOP Chair Ron Weiser referred to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel as “three witches.”

“We should all do better to treat each other with respect, myself included,” reads a statement from Weiser

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 652,569; Death toll now at 16,026

Metro Detroit weather: Milder with sunshine Saturday afternoon, rain showers arrive at night

Saturday night becomes cloudy with rain showers redeveloping by midnight and afterward. Temperatures remain above freezing overnight. Across the region, lows will be in the low and middle 40s.

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4 Fast Facts

  • In two separate Detroit shootings, parents are facing charges because their children got their hands on guns. Click here to read more.
  • A man in Riverview was taken into police custody Saturday afternoon after reportedly firing on police officers who were checking on him. Click here to read more.
  • For years, Michigan Sen. Stephanie Chang counseled women with the Detroit Asian Youth Project and now as an elected official runs a fellowship program called Girls Making Change. Click here to read more.
  • WDIV named ‘Station of the Year’ by Michigan Association of Broadcasters 7th year in a row. Click here to read more.

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