LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Some members of the Republican Party in Michigan are pushing back against GOP Co-chair Meshawn Maddock’s tweet which calls Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg a “weak little girl.”

State Senator Wayne Schmidt stated “we are better than this” on Facebook.

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Buttigieg is now a Michigan resident after moving to the Traverse City area with this husband and children. One Michigander, who identified himself as a former township trustee, argued “the bulk of Republicans in the state would agree with [Wayne Schmidt.]”


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State Rep. Jack O’Malley, who is running for reelection in the district where Buttigieg now resigns, pushed back against Maddock.

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Michigan News Source reached out to Maddock but did not receive a response by press time.

The Republican Party in Michigan appears to be suffering from inner turmoil less than two months before the general election. On Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer boasted support from 150 Republicans who said they will vote for her over GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon in November. Meanwhile, Dixon’s campaign does not have a public events calendar and is not running television ads combatting Whitmer’s attempt to paint Dixon as an anti-woman’s rights zealot.

Dixon plans on addressing media on Tuesday afternoon if they complete an RSVP form. She will be in Grand Rapids discussing what she calls a “1 billion plan to recruit and retain law enforcement as part of her efforts to restore public safety throughout Michigan,” according to a press release.

Michigan’s election is November 8.