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Michigan GOP Chair Labeled A ‘Tyrannical Incompetent Dumpster Fire’ As Critics Look To Remove Her

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Kristina Karamo, the Michigan GOP chair, faces potential removal as a mutiny within the party seeks to oust her due to concerns about her leadership.

Critics accuse her of failing to address the party’s financial debt and of being ineffective in preparing for upcoming elections.

While Karamo claims the party is moving forward and aims to restore credibility, her colleagues express dissatisfaction with her leadership. (Trending: Hollywood A-Listers Revealed In Epstein Court Documents)

“We’ve looked over the last three [election] cycles,” Karamo said. “The Michigan Republican Party, and the Republican Party as a whole, has lost influence, it’s lost credibility. And to restore that and correct, you’re gonna have some bumps in the road.”

“But we’re really pleased about the direction we’re going in. One of the things is, we’re bringing new people into the party and we’re fortifying and working on restoring the middle class,” she added. “We’re focused on informing the everyday citizen how the government works.”

“If I would have known that Kristina Karamo would have turned out to be such a tyrannical incompetent dumpster fire, I would never have worked so hard to get her elected. For that I apologize,” state committee member Dawn Beattie said.

“This call for a vote to remove our current chair is not made lightly,” Oakland County Republican Party chairman Vance Patrick wrote. “It is a step [toward] ensuring that our party can continue to grow, unite, and effectively champion the ideals we hold dear. A change in leadership is necessary to reinvigorate our party, to build stronger coalitions, and to prepare us for success in 2024 and beyond.”

“We worked really hard to get our representatives on that first district committee,” Benzie County GOP chairman Mark Smith said.

“I have not talked to [District 1 Chair] Sue [Allor] directly, but we are encouraging them through letters and through calls to support our position and not fall under that false pretense that Kristina needs to go.”

“We voted for her, and we like her. If they want to do that at the next convention sure but leave us alone right now. We got work to do.”

The dispute reflects wider struggles within the Republican Party, with implications for the party’s future in Michigan and beyond.

“I think the battle for the Republican Party in Michigan is emblematic of the wider struggles that the GOP has nationwide,” political science professor David Dulio said.

“It’s really a fight of the Trump wing of the party…and the more establishment wing of the party, who is clearly ready to move on in some ways from the former president and his supporters who have risen to positions of authority, like the state party chair.”

“Our bylaws are very clear about the proper procedures to change party bylaws, call meetings, and remove committee members,” Karamo said.

“These individuals have not followed the MIGOP bylaws to call a meeting, change bylaws, or remove any member, they have zero legal authority to conduct business regarding the Michigan Republican Party or its State Committee.”

“Trump folks would look at polls as the [former] president leading as an argument against this,” Dulio said.

“Republicans are unlikely to win competitive races of significance until they are ready to stop relitigating 2020. I think that’s because most voters, and certainly the vast majority of voters Donald Trump needs to get back—middle of the road, moderate, Oakland County—they’re not interested in that at all.”

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