Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the Democrat from Michigan, said that she was in “disbelief” about Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to her home state. Pence was accompanied by an eight-car motorcade during his visit to an island in Michigan where vehicles are banned.
“Disgusting. I am in such disbelief that this was allowed to happen,” the freshman representative tweeted.
“This Administration doesn’t care about the law (you know, the U.S. Constitution), so it shouldn’t surprise me so much that they don’t care about our history or traditions,” she added.
The cars arrived with Pence when he attended the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island this weekend.
Julia Pulver, a local former state Senate candidate who was just one of a number of local Democrats who criticized Pence, added clarity to the situation tweeting: “For those not from MI, you should understand what a huge transgression this is.
Our #MackinacIsland has been a car free haven forever, a piece of history frozen in time. Tell anyone from MI @VP just drove not 1 but 8 CARS on this island & watch their blood boil. #PureMichigan”
The island is well-known for its vehicle ban, which has been in place since the late 19th century.
Tlaib retweeted Pulver’s tweet in her own criticism of the vice president’s actions.
Disgusting. I am in such disbelief that this was allowed to happen. This Administration doesn’t care about the law (you know, the U.S. Constitution), so it shouldn’t surprise me so much that they don’t care about our history or traditions. #MackinacIsland https://t.co/jvyMBCakrG
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 22, 2019
Mark Brewer, a former Michigan Democratic Party chairman, said Pence’s motorcade was “disrespectful of Mackinac traditions.”
The vice president’s motorcade is apparently the first on the island, where residents typically commute by bike or snowmobile.
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Credit: The Hill