John James Revealed: James Silent as McConnell and “Republican Infighting” Stall Unemployment Relief For Michigan

Emergency unemployment funding expires today. But Washington Republicans are showing they don’t take fighting for relief for Michigan workers seriously as they “wasted a week at the worst possible time” by “bickering” – and then skipped town for the weekend.

Meanwhile, failed politician John James is nowhere to be found and continues to prove he’d be a rubber stamp for Mitch McConnell and his agenda which fails Michiganders who are facing a public health and economic crisis and desperately need relief. 

“John James’ silence as his Republican allies hold up unemployment relief is yet another reminder that he’d fall in line with Mitch McConnell instead of doing what’s right for people here in Michigan,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Elena Kuhn. 

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.