Grand Rapids community gathers downtown for ‘5 de Mayo’ celebration
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Community members poured into the Grand Rapids Public Museum Thursday for the “5 de Mayo” celebration, enjoying live music, dancing and authentic Mexican food. (Cory Morse | MLive.com) Cory Morse | MLive.comScenes from the '5 de Mayo' Celebration at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Cory Morse | MLive.com) Cory Morse | MLive.comScenes from the '5 de Mayo' Celebration at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Cory Morse | MLive.com) Cory Morse | MLive.comOctavio Parada performs as part of Ballet Folklorico de Grand Rapids during the '5 de Mayo' Celebration at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Cory Morse | MLive.com) Cory Morse | MLive.comClick into the gallery above to see more photos, or click here for a direct link to the gallery.mlive.com
Man killed in hit-and-run by gas station shoplifters, $5K reward offered
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, MI – A 53-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run while working at a Marathon gas station in Redford Township over a month ago. The gas station owner is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. On the night of Feb. 27, the victim was hit by a vehicle driven by shoplifters outside the store on Telegraph Road near I-96 in Redford Township, according to the report. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died of the injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call the Redford Police Department at 313-387-2500.mlive.com
Police arrest 3, seize 12 cars for drag racing in Michigan
DETROIT – The Detroit Police Department cracked down on street racing and drifting over the weekend with three arrests and the seizure of 12 vehicles, WXYZ Detroit reports. On Friday night, April 1, officers responded to an incident near Vernor Highway and Woodmere Street in Detroit. They arrested three people, seized 12 cars and ticketed 25 spectators at the alleged drag racing and drifting gathering. DPD is asking people to call 911 if they see street racing or drifting. READ MORE:Grand Rapids officer shoots, kills man during struggle at traffic stopDonald Trump makes fun of Rep. Peter Meijer’s name during Michigan rallyEndangered missing advisory issued for 22-year-old woman after vehicle found ‘abandoned’ in Southwest Michiganmlive.com
Donald Trump makes fun of Rep. Peter Meijer’s name during Michigan rally
Former president Donald Trump took aim at Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer during an in-state rally over the weekend. Trump, who was in Washington Township for a “Save America” rally on Saturday, spent several minutes making fun of the spelling of the 34-year-old Republican’s name, even though it’s one of the most famous in Michigan. Meijer’s family founded the Michigan-based Meijer superstore chain with stores in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. “A guy who spells his name M-E-I-J-E-R but they pronounce it Meyer,” Trump said. “The hell kind of a spelling is that?”He then continued, while urging Michigan voters to oust him during the August primaries.mlive.com
Feds earmark $1.5 million for Cure Violence, roads and mental health crisis response in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids will receive nearly $1.5 million in federal funds for Cure Violence, road repairs and pairing mental health workers with police. The dollars were earmarked in the $1.5 trillion spending package approved by Congress and signed last week by President Joe Biden. “We’re very appreciative of the continued support and engagement by our elected leaders in Congress,” said Grand Rapids City Manager Mark Washington. Another $600,000 will go toward the city’s Cure Violence program based on the national violence reduction and intervention model. Related: Grand Rapids Cure Violence team begins work to prevent shootingsLastly, the city will receive $700,000 to rebuild César E. Chávez Avenue SW.“The street, formerly known as Grandville Avenue, serves as a key roadway in a rapidly growing and changing area of the city,” Grand Rapids officials said.mlive.com
Ben Carson to speak at rally for Trump-backed candidate seeking to replace Peter Meijer in Congress
Doors open for the rally, being held at the Deltaplex in Walker, at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. Several Republicans are seeking to challenge Meijer in the August primary for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District seat, which includes Grand Rapids. The 3rd Congressional District, as it’s drawn now, includes Grand Rapids, a large portion of Kent County, part of Montcalm County, as well as Ionia, Barry and Calhoun counties. The newly drawn district, in effect for this year’s election, includes Grand Rapids as well as the surrounding suburbs as far north as Rockford and as far south as Byron Center. It also includes the northern half of Ottawa County, including Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Allendale and Coopersville.mlive.com
Man believed dead after raging house fire
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – An 87-year-old man is believed to have died in an overnight fire near Spring Lake. Firefighters responded around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, to a house fire in the 15700 block of 138th Street in Ottawa County’s Crockery Township. Crockery Township firefighters knocked down the fire but the house was a total loss. Police asked anyone with information to contact Ottawa County Central Dispatch at 800-249-0911 or Silent Observer at 877-88-SILENT or 877-887-4536. Read more:Hillary Scholten jumping into Democratic primary to replace Rep. Peter Meijer in CongressPedestrian struck, killed by semi-truckWinter Storm Watch now upgraded to Winter Storm Warning for 11 southern Michigan countiesmlive.com
Pedestrian struck, killed by semi-truck
KENT COUNTY, MI – A pedestrian was killed Monday, Jan. 31, when struck by a semi-truck car hauler, Wyoming said. The crash happened around 8 p.m. at 54th Street and South Division Avenue. Preliminary investigation showed that the pedestrian was walking south across 54th Street, in the crosswalk, when struck by the truck, which was going east on 54th. Police asked anyone with information to call investigators at 616-530-7300. Read more:Winter emergency kit: 15 things you should have in your vehicle in bad weatherWinter Storm Watch now upgraded to Winter Storm Warning for 11 southern Michigan countiesHillary Scholten jumping into Democratic primary to replace Rep. Peter Meijer in Congressmlive.com
Hillary Scholten jumping into Democratic primary to replace Rep. Peter Meijer in Congress
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Hillary Scholten, an attorney from Grand Rapids, says she’s jumping into the Democratic primary to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer in Congress. A lawyer by trade, Scholten worked as an immigration attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice during President Barack Obama’s administration. She said she now chairs the government affairs practice group at Miller Johnson Attorneys, a law firm with offices in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Detroit. Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District now includes Grand Rapids, a large portion of Kent County, part of Montcalm County, as well as Ionia, Barry and Calhoun counties. Scholten said at this time she is the only candidate competing in the August Democratic primary to represent the district.mlive.com
Lena Meijer, philanthropist wife of grocery entrepreneur Fred Meijer, dies at 102
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Lena Rader Meijer, the philanthropic wife of Meijer grocery store magnate Frederik Meijer, died Saturday, Jan. 15 at the age of 102. “The blessings of a long and fruitful life outweigh the sorrow with the passing of our mom, Lena Meijer,” said a statement from Hank Meijer, Executive Chairman of Meijer. It was Lena Meijer’s love of gardens that inspired the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory and Lena Meijer Children’s Garden at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Lena Meijer decorates the German Christmas tree at the Frederik Meijer Gardens in preparation for Christmas and Holiday Traditions around the World in 2007. The Meijer family asks instead of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden at the Frederik Meijer Gardens.mlive.com
Peter Meijer to run for reelection in newly drawn 3rd Congressional District
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer announced Tuesday he will seek reelection in Michigan’s newly drawn 3rd Congressional District. On Tuesday, Michigan’s independent redistricting commission approved a final Congressional political district map for the next decade of elections. Related: Michigan redistricting commission adopts final Congressional mapThe map shows a significant change for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. Now, it encompasses Grand Rapids, a large portion of Kent County, part of Montcalm County, as well as Ionia, Barry and Calhoun counties. The newly approved congressional map can be seen below:Can’t see the map?mlive.com
Protecting Our Democracy Act Represents ‘Lessons Learned’ From Trump Era, Levin Says
Last week, the U.S. House passed the Protecting Our Democracy Act, largely along party lines. Listen: Rep. Andy Levin talks about the Protecting Our Democracy Act and federal response to the shooting in Oxford. GuestRep. Andy Levin is a Democrat from Bloomfield Township representing Michigan’s 9th District. Finally, Levin talks about the recent mass school shooting in Oxford and what he sees as the urgent need for federal laws to address America’s gun violence epidemic. “I’m sick of thoughts and prayers and it’s time for those of us with the power to act to act and pass laws,” he says.wdet.org
New GRCC Veterans Center connects students with support services, ‘people with shared experiences’ in military
Coleman is serving as GRCC’s veterans success coordinator for its new Veterans Center. GRCC has about 400 student veterans who have been using their veteran benefits, officials say. He said student veterans might encounter some challenges on how to seize those opportunities. “Our college has always been a place where student veterans are welcomed and supported,” GRCC Bill Pink said in a statement. “This new Veterans Center will allow us to take this service to the next level.mlive.com
Rep. Peter Meijer on State of the GOP: "A Very Uncertain Moment for My Party"
Congressman Peter Meijer made headlines earlier this year as one of just 10 House Republicans to vote in favor of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Listen: Rep. Peter Meijer on holding the executive branch accountableGuestCongressman Peter Meijer is a Republican who represents Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. “I’ll be honest, I put it very simply, I don’t think it’s up to any one individual or a group of individuals to make that definition” of who is a “Republican,” says Meijer. “It’s one thing to say the president should be able to act swiftly,” he says. ”It’s another thing to have that go on for years with little check and little accountability.”wdet.org
West Michigan is a ‘welcoming community’ proud to take in Afghan refugees, Congressman Peter Meijer says
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- More than 200 Afghan refugees are ready to call West Michigan their new home, and an area congressman believes this “welcoming community” is proud to help. Congressman Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids Township, was among the speakers who talked during a prayer rally last week in Grand Rapids. Dozens of people came together to listen to local leaders at the Interfaith Solidarity Vigil for Afghan Refugees. Officials with Bethany Christian Services, Samaritas, the Islamic Center of West Michigan and other groups joined Meijer for a candlelight vigil in the piazza behind the Cathedral of St. Andrew church. BCS offices in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland, Muskegon and Kalamazoo will lead the resettlement effort.mlive.com
As Michigan prepares to receive Afghan refugees, Grand Rapids vigil honors their struggle
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- As Michigan prepares to receive refugees fleeing Afghanistan, a group gathered Wednesday in Grand Rapids to honor their struggle. Bethany Christian Services expects to resettle about 250 Afghan refugees in Michigan in the coming months while Samaritas expects to help up to 350 refugees. He cited the 1975 “Freedom Flight” effort to bring Vietnamese refugees to the United States -- and Grand Rapids -- after the fall of Saigon. “You name it and those individuals now call Grand Rapids their home,” he said. More from MLIveViral video showing Black man’s arrest spurs Grand Rapids police internal affairs reviewKent County leaders have no ‘legal authority’ to reverse health officer’s school mask mandate, lawyers saymlive.com
Entrepreneur strives to narrow racial disparity in outdoor activities
While more Americans report spending time outdoors since the pandemic, data shows that those who do are still overwhelmingly White. Earl Hunter, founder of "Black Folks Camp, Too," is on a mission to balance that statistic. Jessi Mitchell has more.news.yahoo.com
U.S. continues Afghanistan evacuations as Taliban beefs up security after Kabul attack
The mass exodus out of Afghanistan presses on as the U.S. military oversees flights taking American and Afghan allies out of Taliban-controlled Kabul. A flight packed with hundreds of babies, children and the elderly landed early Saturday morning in Albania, while another is due to arrive in Philadelphia. Charlie D'Agata reports from Doha, Qatar.news.yahoo.com
Biden administration remains vigilant following deadly suicide bombing in Kabul
The Biden administration is ramping up its evacuation efforts from Afghanistan ahead of the August 31 deadline. Plus, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' ban on school mask mandates is overturned by a state judge. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss this weekend's "Face the Nation."news.yahoo.com
Biden officials warn another terror attack in Kabul is likely
President Biden’s national security advisers warned him that another attack in Kabul is “likely.” The attack that left more than 170 dead, including 13 U.S. service members, has fueled criticism of the withdrawal. Nancy Cordes reports.news.yahoo.com
After secret Kabul trip, Meijer has ‘lost complete faith’ in Biden administration honesty
Republican Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer was at the Kabul, Afghanistan, airport on a secret, unauthorized trip along with Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton just two days before a suicide bomber killed 13 U.S. service members and dozens of civilians outside the airport’s Abbey Gate.news.yahoo.com
Congressman Who Flew to Kabul Demands Resignations in D.C.
Bill Clark/GettyOn Tuesday, Rep. Peter Meijer secretly flew to Afghanistan and viewed the chaos of the evacuation at Hamid Kharzi Airport firsthand. On Friday, he found himself grappling with the deaths of 13 service members who guarded the very gates he observed.Now, the freshman Republican said, the officials responsible for putting troops in what he called an “impossible position” should step down, though he declined to name names just yet.“If they don’t have the sense of honor to frankly resnews.yahoo.com
2 US lawmakers' Kabul trip prompts questions, criticism
Two members of Congress are facing criticism and questions following their surprise visit to Afghanistan this week, which diverted resources from the U.S.'s chaotic withdrawal, enraged military leaders and led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to declare it not “a good idea.” Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., flew in on a charter Tuesday and were on the ground at the Kabul airport for several hours before flying out on a military plane.news.yahoo.com
Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defends Reps. Moulton and Meijer over unauthorized trip to Afghanistan: 'I understand their frustration'
Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said it was not a good idea to go to Afghanistan, but that he understood the members' frustration.news.yahoo.com
Congressman Peter Meijer draws pushback for unannounced Afghanistan visit
Meijer, R-Grand Rapids Township, was joined on the trip by Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass. “As veterans, we care deeply about the situation on the ground at Hamid Karzai International Airport,” their statement said. “As members of Congress, we have a duty to provide oversight on the Executive Branch. Following Meijer’s trip, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday evening issued a letter warning lawmakers not to travel to Afghanistan at this time, Politico reported. “Member travel to Afghanistan and the surrounding countries would unnecessarily divert needed resources from the priority mission of safely and expeditiously evacuating America and Afghans at risk from Afghanistan,” Pelosi said.mlive.com
2 Congress members fly to Kabul amid choatic evacuation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of Congress flew unannounced into Kabul airport in the middle of the ongoing chaotic evacuation Tuesday, stunning State Department and U.S. military personnel who had to divert resources to provide security and information to the lawmakers, U.S. officials said. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., flew in and out on charter aircraft and were on the ground at the Kabul airport for several hours. “As Members of Congress, we have a duty to provide oversight on the executive branch,’” the two said in their statement. The U.S. military found out about the visit as the legislators’ aircraft was inbound to Kabul, according to the officials. The two congressmen said they went into their visit wanting “to push the president to extend the August 31st deadline.mlive.com
2 Congress members fly to Kabul amid choatic evacuation
Two members of Congress flew unannounced into Kabul airport in the middle of the ongoing chaotic evacuation Tuesday, stunning State Department and U.S. military personnel who had to divert resources to provide security and information to the lawmakers, U.S. officials said. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., flew in and out on charter aircraft and were on the ground at the Kabul airport for several hours. “As Members of Congress, we have a duty to provide oversight on the executive branch,'” the two said in their statement.news.yahoo.com
The Biden administration delayed giving visas to Afghans because it was worried about the 'optics' of resettling refugees, says GOP lawmaker trying to get them out
Rep. Peter Meijer has questioned why more urgency was not shown in providing asylum to Afghans vulnerable to Taliban reprisals.news.yahoo.com
Michigan GOP panel to vote on resolutions censuring 2 congressmen, calling for resignation of state senator
An internal committee of the Michigan Republican Party is set to vote on a pair of resolutions on Saturday censuring two members of Congress who supported the Jan. 6 commission and calling for the resignation of a state senator who authored an election report stating that former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election.
U.S. House passes sweeping PFAS bill with some Republican support
Presently, the EPA relies on a non-enforceable advisory level for the two chemicals in drinking water that’s far less stringent than legal limits multiple states have enacted. In Michigan, PFOS and PFOA must test below 16 and 8 parts-per-trillion (ppt), respectively, in public water supplies. The bill also directs the EPA to designate PFOS and PFOA as “hazardous substances” within a year. The bill would also prohibit incineration of PFAS wastes and place a moratorium on introduction of new PFAS compounds into commerce, require comprehensive PFAS health testing and create voluntary label for cookware. “Focusing right now on PFOS and PFOA… is a very logical, pragmatic first step that we should be doing,” he said.mlive.com
Republican congressman warns 'more people will die' over false claims of 2020 election fraud after call for executions airs on pro-Trump media outlet
Rep. Peter Meijer, a Republican from Michigan, condemned a recent segment from One America News where a host called for executing "traitors."news.yahoo.com
Fire at abandoned commercial building an ‘inferno,’ Kalamazoo firefighters say
KALAMAZOO, MI – Fire destroyed an abandoned commercial building on Mills Street off East Michigan Avenue. The fire was reported at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, June 20, at 20 Mills Street. After firefighters brought the fire under control, they used thermal-imaging cameras to look for possible victims. The fire was under control in about 45 minutes but firefighters remained on the scene several hours putting out small fires. An excavator was brought in to open up the structure so firefighters could reach areas that had been inaccessible.mlive.com
U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer to host discussion with Gen. James Mattis at Grand Rapids event
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Retired Gen. James Mattis is set to receive the Vandenberg Prize from the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan during a virtual event Monday, June 21. The event, which the public can view online, will also feature a conversation on the military, diplomacy and global engagement moderated by U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids Township. Vandenberg, who died in 1951, was also the editor and publisher of the Grand Rapids Herald from 1906 until 1928. Also during Monday’s meeting, the council will present the annual Hillman-Orr Award to the late Ambassador, philanthropist and businessman Peter F. Secchia. “There was no hesitation among the board of directors about this year’s Hillman-Orr Award,” council board president Dick Gauthier said in a statement.mlive.com
First Lady Jill Biden encourages college partnerships, Ohio lottery incentive, to boost vaccination rates
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids, are looking for creative solutions to encourage Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Biden visited a one-day pop-up vaccination clinic at the Grand Rapids Community College’s DeVos Campus on Thursday, a week after her husband made his first visit to Michigan as president. The first lady and Meijer, who accompanied her from the airport to GRCC, praised innovative ideas like the college partnership and a financial incentive adopted by Michigan’s southern neighbor. Mike DeWine, a Republican, created a lottery program to boost lagging vaccination rates in the state. “It’s good to have Dr. Biden, having that community college background, because she understands us.mlive.com
First Lady Jill Biden arrives at Grand Rapids airport ahead of visit to COVID-19 vaccine clinic
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – First Lady Jill Biden arrived at Gerald R. Ford International Airport on Thursday ahead of her visit to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Grand Rapids Community College. U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, who represents the Congressional District that covers Grand Rapids, greeted her at the tarmac and will join her at the clinic. Michigan State Police and Kent County Sheriffs deputies escorted Biden by motorcade to GRCC after her arrival. The First Lady’s visit is part of the Biden administration’s effort to highlight partnerships between retail pharmacy providers and community colleges. The First Lady will also visit Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri following her Grand Rapids visit.mlive.com
Wild boars corner woman in Rome supermarket car park and steal her groceries
A group of boars were caught on camera cornering a woman in a supermarket car park before stealing her shopping in the latest example of the animals wreaking havoc in Italy. The clip recorded in the village of Le Rughe, around 30km from Rome, shows the woman backing away from the boars as she tries to shake them off. But the four adults and two young boars were so persistent in their hunt for food that the woman is forced to throw her bags to the ground and run. The bags are then quickly destroyed by the boars, who sprint to the nearby trees with whatever they can carry. Wild boars are a menace in Italy, where their population is thought to be in the millions, and the numerous incidents in recent years have caused controversy. In October last year animal rights activists were outraged after a sow and her six piglets were killed by police on a playground near the Vatican. The officers claimed to have run out of cages to house them.news.yahoo.com
Michigan Republican defends impeachment vote to upset voters
“I went against people who said not to vote for you because I believed in you. Ad“This was a moment when we needed leadership and the president, in my view, did not show that,” he said. “I didn't vote for you, but right now I'm sure glad you're my representative," she said. AdMeijer acknowledged that a majority of Republicans in his district, "maybe a strong majority," are upset with his impeachment decision. That was one of the reasons why I felt ultimately sickened by having to take this vote,” he said.
Michigan Republican defends impeachment vote to upset voters
“I went against people who said not to vote for you because I believed in you. I've lost that belief.”AdNancy Eardley accused Meijer, the only first-term legislator to back impeachment on Jan. 13, of betraying the district within two weeks of taking office. “I didn't vote for you, but right now I'm sure glad you're my representative," she said. AdMeijer acknowledged that a majority of Republicans in his district, "maybe a strong majority," are upset with his impeachment decision. That was one of the reasons why I felt ultimately sickened by having to take this vote,” he said.
Michigan members of Congress want briefing on National Guard deployments to DC
A group of Michigan members of Congress are seeking an intelligence briefing on the redeployment of the Michigan National Guard to Washington, D.C. It has come to our attention that 1,000 members of the Michigan National Guard will be returning to Washington, D.C. to assist with ongoing security efforts at the U.S. Capitol. It is also our understanding that this new assignment will require the Guard members to be in our nation's capital until mid-March. It is critical that there remains due justification to send members of Michigan's National Guard back to Washington, D.C. AdRelated: Michigan National Guard deploys additional troops to assist state with COVID-19 response
Michigan Rep. Meijer attracts GOP challenge after impeachment vote
In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, Michigan's 3rd District Congressional Republican candidate Peter Meijer speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A newly elected Michigan Republican congressman who voted to impeach President Donald Trump is already drawing a GOP opponent for the 2022 race. Tom Norton, a Trump supporter, said he will challenge Rep. Peter Meijer in the Republican primary in the Grand Rapids area. Meijer was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He said he knew his vote could create a backlash among Republicans. “If someone’s in office and looking over their shoulder the whole time, they’re probably not going to be making decisions within the best interests of their constituents,” Meijer said.
Fearing death, lawmakers obtain body armor, armed guards in wake of Capitol siege, says Michigan GOP Rep. Meijer
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. Joined by Michigan Rep. Fred Upon, Meijer was one of only 10 Republican House representatives to support the second impeachment of President Donald Trump on Jan. 13. “At the end of the day, this was a vote of conscience,” Meijer said during an interview on MSNBC Thursday morning. Just last spring, a group of armed protesters entered the Michigan Capitol Building and yelled at members of security outside the legislative chambers to be let inside. The Michigan Capitol Commission has unanimously voted to ban the open carry of firearms inside the building, but some officials argue that new rule is not enough to protect the Capitol and those working inside.
Michigan’s members of Congress discuss voting on impeachment of President Trump
LANSING, Mich. – Freshman Michigan GOP Congressman Peter Meijer was joined by the delegation’s most senior GOP Congressman Fred Upton in supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump. “At the end of the day, this was a vote of conscience and this is where my conscience led me,” Meijer said. READ: President Trump releases new video condemning US Capitol riotREAD: Michigan lawmakers react to second impeachment of President Donald TrumpHouse votes to impeach President Trump for violent Capitol insurrectionThe U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his role in inciting the attack on the Capitol last week. All of Michigan’s Democratic lawmakers voted in favor of impeachment. A total of 10 Republicans voted to impeach Trump, the most bipartisan support any impeachment has received in U.S. history.
AP: Republican Peter Meijer defeats Hillary Scholten in US House race for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District
The Associated Press projects that Republican candidate Peter Meijer has won the Michigan U.S. House race for District 3, defeating Democratic candidate Hillary Scholten in the 2020 General Election. In a victory called at 8:39 p.m. Wednesday evening, Meijer surpassed Scholten by more than 24,000 votes. You can find final results for the Michigan U.S. House District 3 race below. Michigan General Election Results for Nov. 3, 2020 Find Race Results🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Live updates: Election results for Peter Meijer, Hillary Scholten in Michigan U.S. House race
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. You can find results for Michigan U.S. House District 3 here. (Note: Due to an increase in mail-in voting, clerks are expecting delayed results, up to multiple days. Michigan General Election Results for Nov. 3, 2020 Find Race Results🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
General Election results for Michigan U.S. House District 3 on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. You can find results for Michigan U.S. House District 3 here. Find more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Meijer wins Republican primary in retiring Amash’s district
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – An Iraq War veteran whose family started the Meijer chain of stores has won the Republican primary for the 3rd Congressional District in western Michigan. Peter Meijer, of Grand Rapids, topped the five-person field in Tuesday’s election. Scholten, a lawyer who worked in the Justice Department during the Obama presidency, ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The district includes much of Kent County, a sliver of Montcalm County and all of Calhoun, Barry and Ionia counties. While it has long been held by Republicans — Amash often won by double digits — Democrats see an opportunity and plan to target it this fall.
Peter Meijer wins 2020 Republican Primary for Michigan US House District 3
Republican Peter Meijer has won the 2020 Republican primary election for U.S. House Michigan District 3. Meijer defeated Joe Farrington, Emily Rafi, Tom Norton, and Lynn Afendoulis in Tuesdays election. Meijer, who describes himself a son of West Michigan and a veteran of the war in Iraq, will now go up against Democrat Hillary Scholten in November. Scholten ran unopposed in the Aug. 4 primary. Related: Latest Election news
MI GOP candidate accused of discriminating against troupe of drag performers with down syndrome
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan alleges a Republican candidate for Congress has discriminated against a troupe of drag performers with Down syndrome. The civil rights group filed a complaint Thursday with the Michigan Civil Rights Department against Peter Meijer, one of several GOP candidates running to replace the newly declared independent Rep. Justin Amash. Meijer denied access to the U.K.-based Drag Syndrome for a performance in a Grand Rapids building he owns. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.