Lawmaker issues statement after being blocked on social media
State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today issued the following statement after the Michigan attorney general blocked him on social media. The move comes just one day after a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled it is illegal and in violation of the First Amendment for elected officials nationwide, including the president, to block constituents on social media:
“While I respect her for taking a play out of President Trump’s playbook, unfortunately for our attorney general, her blocking me on social media was just ruled illegal by a U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday. Clearly she can’t take the heat. Maybe she should travel to the Upper Peninsula after she shuts down Line 5 to cool off a bit.”
Rep. Beau LaFave this week introduced House Bill 4969 to require Department of Natural Resources (DNR) law enforcement officials to wear body cameras while engaging in duties and on patrol. This legislation with expand protections for officers and the public.
State Rep. Beau LaFave today introduced a plan to hold the communist Chinese government financially responsible for knowingly unleashing the COVID-19 pandemic upon the state of Michigan, nation, and world. House Bill 4909 is a reintroduction of a bill authored by LaFave last term. The bill previously obtained bipartisan support.
The voices of all Michigan voters should be heard during elections. That’s why we – a state representative from Macomb County, and another from the Upper Peninsula – have joined forces to propose an important change to how our state distributes electoral votes to presidential candidates.
State Rep. Beau LaFave today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to put an end to statewide COVID-19 regulations and requirements, urging her to reopen the state fully. LaFave also condemned the state’s plan to make pandemic-related COVID-19 rules permanent, including mandating vaccinated employees wear masks.