State Rep. Andrew Beeler on Thursday blasted Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s statement which advocated for continuing efforts to bring a Chinese Communist Party-linked company to Michigan.
Beeler, R-Port Huron, said he will strongly oppose any effort to give state taxpayer dollars toward a possible battery manufacturing plant by Ford Motor Co. and Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), a company based in China.
“Michigan taxpayers should not fund the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to expand its destructive influence in the United States,” Beeler said. “The Chinese government exerts tyrannical authority over every business in its country, and it’s unconscionable for Gov. Whitmer to try not only to welcome this company to our state, but to entice it with taxpayer dollars. We must not use the people’s money to give our global adversary a foothold in Michigan.”
Whitmer this week issued a statement from Davos, Switzerland — site of the World Economic Forum — declaring her support for wooing the China-affiliated project to Michigan even after Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin withdrew his state from pursuit of the project, given the ties to China.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler on Wednesday introduced a plan to encourage contributions to pregnancy resource centers, which support expecting mothers and families at no cost instead of referring for abortion.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler, the assistant House Republican leader, on Thursday criticized new Democratic legislation to give union bosses more leverage over workers, fund union dues with tax credits, and allow unions to skirt campaign finance limits.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler on Thursday opposed partisan legislation that would let the state government violate fundamental due process protections and confiscate weapons from law-abiding gun owners.
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