Rep. Borton issued the following statement after co-sponsoring House Resolution 146, a bipartisan measure to condemn the abhorrent terrorism Hamas has unleashed against Israel and its innocent civilians. Rather than adopting the resolution, the Democrat majority referred the measure to the Government Operations Committee, a committee known for housing proposals the majority has no intention of advancing.
“The attacks on innocent families in Israel are appalling and heartbreaking. Capturing and harming defenseless civilians is barbaric.
“The Michigan House of Representatives should stand in solidarity with Israel and Michigan’s Jewish families experiencing great heartache as a result of the deplorable acts of Hamas.
“Israel has been a reliable and steadfast ally to the U.S., one that shares our goals and values. As American citizens, we must pray for their safety and security. As a nation, we must do all we can to promote peace and aid in the protection of innocent lives throughout Israel. May God help us.
“I am disappointed in the callous disregard for this serious issue by the Democrats controlling the House and hope they will reconsider their plans to shelve this important resolution.”
“If we transition the passport program from opt-in to opt-out we are effectively creating a tax on people who don’t pay attention. We shouldn’t be forcing people to pay for a park pass they don’t even know they’re receiving and may never use. The governor is trying to bankroll her liberal agenda on the backs of working-class folks who won’t see the hit coming.”
“The governor is like that friend who wants to catch up over a pricey dinner but conveniently leaves right before the bill comes. The steak and potatoes look good on the menu, but the cost makes it a lot harder to swallow. I hope the public recognizes the governor won’t be sitting at the dinner table next to us when it comes time to pay for all her proposals.”
“Sometimes in this job I really have to remind myself that it’s impossible to help people who don’t want to help themselves. Democrats have zero interest in helping themselves, or the people of Michigan right now. All they have to do is walk across the aisle and negotiate if they’re truly interested in putting people first and making things better. But instead, they’re still grasping to the convoluted idea that they have complete control.”
“It’s great to see MDOT recognize both the poor condition of the I-75 interchange in Gaylord and the growing congestion motorists see during tourism seasons,” Borton said. “This project is a great investment in our community. I’m really looking forward to using the new interchange myself.”