John James Revealed: As Pence Touches Down in MI, Reminder That John James “Commended” Trump Administration’s Disastrous COVID-19 Response

Detroit Free Press: “James has commended Trump for his response to the pandemic”

WDIV: “James has offered support of President Trump’s pandemic response”

Mike Pence is in Michigan today in an attempt to paper over the administration’s failed pandemic response which has cost nearly 7,000 Michiganders’ lives and wrecked Michigan’s economy leaving 2.6 million people unemployed since the spread of the pandemic. 

But even as Trump and Pence left Michigan behind, failed politician and failed businessman John James has “commended” the administration’s response saying they did “everything that [they] possibly thought was best.” And he stood in lockstep with the administration as they closed the door on negotiations for desperately needed COVID-19 relief for Michigan families. 

“The Trump administration failed Michigan with an inadequate pandemic response that left our state behind. Instead of standing up for Michigan, John James applauded Trump’s COVID-19 response which has caused working families to suffer,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “James continues to show why working families can’t trust him — he’s ‘2,000%’ with Trump and Pence and 0% with Michigan.”

The Michigan Democratic Party launched to hold the failed U.S. Senate candidate accountable for his positions – including those made over the course of the 2018 campaign that he then tried to delete after losing that campaign. For the first year of his campaign, James was largely in hiding from Michigan press and voters to try to paper over his out-of-touch record, and has only come out of hiding after facing scrutiny from Michiganders.