Skubick: Former state Democratic Party chair takes on Republican heavyweights

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Former state Democratic Party chair Mark Brewer was in town making allegations aimed at Donald Trump, Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette.

The former state Democratic Party chair is taking on some heavyweights in the Republican Party.

On Donald Trump Brewer says this regarding a controversial endorsement. “David Duke, the white nationalist, you know it those folks on that end of the political spectrum are in favor of Trump.”

The Trump campaign says he is sincere about wanting minorities support him.

“What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump?,” asked the candidate.

Mr. Trump is coming into Detroit this weekend to appear at an African American church and Mr. Brewer says the foray is political posturing for the black vote.

Regarding Governor Snyder: This week he requested $2.2 million additional tax dollars for his outside legal defense team on top of the $1.4 million spent to date.
Brewer says it’s illegal.

“Somebody needs to hold Snyder accountable for this millions of dollars in taxpayer money that he’s now using to defend himself in a criminal investigation,” said Brewer.

When asked what is inappropriate about him using tax dollars at this point Brewer responded “well, it’s inappropriate first of all. I mean first of all there are several there are conflict of interest provisions in the state constitution and in state law that says any elected official in this state can’t approve expenditure money which personally benefits them this is the definition of that.”

The Governor says using tax dollars is legal.

As for the Attorney General Bill Schuette’s role in the Flint water crisis, Brewer says “I think we do need some outside entity and it may well be Federal law enforcement I don’t know who it will be that needs to investigate Schuette’s role in all of this he’s gotten away scott free now maybe he did nothing wrong and in which case he should not be fearful of an investigation.”

Mr. Schuette has said his office is not being investigated and there is no need to investigate his office.

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