(LANSING, Mich.) – Matt Davis, a former GOP spokesman, has apologized for sending an email on Thursday in which he seemed to call for an “armed rebellion” in response to the passing of the Affordable Care Act. He denies any true intent of an “armed rebellion,” reports the Detroit Free Press.
Part of the email read, “If government can mandate that I pay for something I don't want, then what is beyond its power? If the Supreme Court's decision Thursday paves the way for unprecedented intrusion into personal decisions, then has the Republic all but ceased to exist? If so, then is armed rebellion today justified? God willing, this oppression will be lifted and America free again before the first shot is fired."
Davis was reportedly replying to an email by Henry Payne, editor of a Michigan conservative website. After typing out the email, he accidentally clicked “reply all,” sending it to contributors and bloggers, reports the paper.
Mark Brewer, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party said, “There is no place for this violent rhetoric in policy or in politics.”
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