Michigan Campaign Events | Speeches, Interviews, Town Halls
Protest against Gov Rick Snyder's budget proposal at Michigan Capitol in Lansing, 4/13.By: Equality Michigan
Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke at a press conference in Michigan to cover in detail the "Stay-Home" order she gave the state. She explained that the order will have Michigan residents stay in their homes for a minimum of three weeks in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. She also says the state of Michigan has not yet gotten what they need from the federal government, saying that President Donald Trump's most recent speech leaves all states on their own. Whitmer says that she has seen the best of people during these trying times and that makes her proud to be a Michigan resident.
Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan at the exact same time the House of Representatives was voting on two Articles of Impeachment against him. Trump railed against House Democrats for voting to impeach him in unusually personal terms, even for a President who is not known for his decorum. One of his most personal attacks on Democrats came when he lashed out at the late Rep. John Dingell's wife, who now holds his old seat, by claiming that Dingell was "looking up" from hell. The comment prompted a number of Republicans to encourage Trump to apologize.
2020 Democratic candidate, Senator Kamala Harris, told Morning Joe that her agenda in her campaign is focused on health care, jobs, as well as the concerns of the American people. Her interview came the morning after the second day of the second Democratic debate.
2020 candidate, Senator. Cory Booker, joined Morning Joe the morning after the second day of the second Democratic debate. He gave his take on his debate performance, as well as touched on criminal justice reform. He also talked about his popularity among African-American voters.
2020 Democratic candidate, Senator Michael Bennet, joined hosts of Morning Joe one day after the second day of the second Democratic debate. He remarked that in order to win the Oval Office, the democratic presidential nominee must be able to win states like Colorado and Arizona.
Night two of the second Democratic debate in Detroit was a heated one between the 2020 hopefuls. The candidates focused more on attacking one another on issues such as healthcare and immigration than they did on how they would defeat Donald Trump. Kamala Harris was slammed by several candidates for her healthcare plan and her tenure as California's attorney general, but it was Joe Biden who received the majority of the blows by almost every candidate. His record was constantly called into question, as well as his position on the Hyde Amendment. Biden's responses were references to his time serving with Barack Obama.