John James Revealed: James Silent as Calls for Investigation Mounted Against DeVos Following Bombshell Report that her Brother Attacked Michigan Teachers

John James Remains Silent As Major Donor’s Family Spied on Michigan Teachers Union In Attempt to Smear Them

It’s Been 279 Days Since James Has Done a MI TV Interview, 172 Days Since He Answered Questions From MI Print Media, 84 Days Since He Was at a Public Event

A new bombshell report has revealed that Betsy DeVos’ brother, Erik Prince, who has ties to the shady, right-wing organization Project Veritas, is facing a lawsuit for trespassing and eavesdropping on a Michigan teachers union. Following the explosive report, a watchdog group is now calling on Congress to investigate DeVos’ involvement in her brother hiring spies to infiltrate Michigan teachers in an effort to smear and denigrate them.

In the midst of Betsy DeVos and her family’s latest attack on teachers, John James remains completely silent while the DeVos family pumps nearly a million dollars into a Super PAC to benefit his Senate race. James has praised DeVos saying she’s doing “very, very good” at the Department of Education even as she has sided with private schools over community public schools, and has said teacher unions are “not really focused on what is right for individual students” and have a “stranglehold on many of the politicians in this country.” 

“As John James approaches his 280th day of hiding from Michigan media and voters, he must come clean on whether he stands with the DeVos family or Michigan teachers and families,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “As James remains silent on the DeVos family’s latest attack on teachers while taking the DeVos’ money for his campaign, it’s clear that James would support the DeVos anti-public education agenda.”

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. Since announcing he’d run again, just over six months after his last failed bid, James has been hiding from Michigan voters and refusing to answer questions from Michigan media.



John James took nearly $2 million in tax breaks on the condition that he would create 108 jobs — instead, he cut 32 Michigan jobs. Why did John James break his promise and lie to Michiganders?