This week John James “tried to have it both ways” on Trump again. In one of his first in-state TV interviews of his campaign, James attempted to distance himself from the President and walk back his “2,000%” support as the president’s polling continues to sink deeper underwater. But less than 24 hours later he was back to cozying up with the Trump Administration in a political photo-op with Vice President Mike Pence. The truth is James is “all for” Trump’s agenda which has failed Michigan.
James also came out of hiding to announce his first policy “plan” of the campaign after a year of dodging Michiganders and failing to answer questions on his toxic positions. The only hitch? James’ so-called plan rips off the extensive list of legislative wins Senator Gary Peters has been working on and delivering for Michiganders across the state.
While James struggles to reboot his flailing campaign here are the issues he wouldn’t talk about this week:
- His history of campaigning against marriage equality as the Supreme Court affirmed the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans.
- Trump blocking a special enrollment period to help the more than 1.5 million uninsured Michiganders more easily get health care.
- The GOP-led lawsuit which “could overturn the Affordable Care Act within a year” putting the coverage of 1.7 million Michiganders with pre-existing conditions at risk during a pandemic.
- The revelations from John Bolton that Trump asked for China’s help on his re-election campaign – especially as James was endorsed by Bolton last cycle.
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The Michigan Democratic Party launched JohnJamesRevealed.com 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.