Here's Why Women Donned Witches Hats Outside Michigan Capitol
By Kelly Fisher
April 15, 2021
Something was brewing outside the Capitol building in Michigan on Wednesday (April 14).
Referencing a GOP official’s previous comments, a group of women rallied with witch hats and broom sticks in tow.
Michigan GOP Chairman Ron Weiser previously dubbed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson “witches.” He also said Democrats should be “burned at the stake,” among other comments that were captured on video about two weeks ago, Fox 17 reports.
That’s what inspired the group to don witch costumes outside the state government building.
Bridget Huff, an organizer and activist, explained to Fox 17:
“It’s really just a rally to support the ‘witches from Michigan,’ as they’ve been labeled, to show that we’re not going to run from name-calling. That kind of thing is only going to embolden us to stand together stronger and to get louder. These aren’t gaffes. These aren’t off-the-cuff remarks. These are deliberate, insulting things done over and over again in this state...You can call us names but we’re just going to own it...We stand with the Witches from Michigan.”
Two weeks ago GOP chairman Weiser called Whitmer/Nessel/Benson “witches.”— Lauren Edwards (@LaurenEdwardsTV) April 14, 2021
Today, dozens of people dressed in witches hats and brooms rallied at the Capitol bldg in Lansing to protest his words. // @FOX17
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"We’re not witches. But if we are do you really want to cross us." ~@dananessel speaking at the 'Witches Against Patriarchy' rally in Lansing— Lauren Edwards (@LaurenEdwardsTV) April 14, 2021
2 weeks ago GOP Chairman called her/Whitmer/Benson 'witches.' Today, dozens gathered in witches hats to protest his words. // @FOX17 pic.twitter.com/GSD4QVLMSV
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