State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today issued the following statement after a resolution was introduced by a pair of House Democrats calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a group of House Republicans who signed on to an amicus brief filed by the state of Texas following the November 2020 election:
“I signed onto the brief because at the time there were many claims about election procedures and constitutional issues regarding the election that I felt needed to be properly vetted and not simply cast aside. Many people I represent felt so as well, and it was important to be their voice. Things were investigated, electoral votes were certified in Congress, the Supreme Court rejected several challenges, and a new president was formally elected and sworn in. All of that clearly settled the questions at hand.
“A fair and secure election process is a fundamental pillar of our democracy. In the weeks after the election, I heard from countless folks who stressed the importance of this. It was a major issue for them, and major issues are communicated to elected representatives every single day. I wanted to exhaust every avenue to deliver the facts to people, and in some cases hard truths.
“To suggest this sentiment amounts to seditious activity is nothing more than a desperate political hitjob as we head into the fall. I’ll continue to serve as a voice for people across northern Michigan and I’ll keep working hard to make our communities a better place to live, work and raise a family.”
Rep. O’Malley talks about final House passage this week of his HB 6070, which would allow Michigan employers to voluntarily offer employees adopting a child to claim a credit on state taxes. Rep. O’Malley was a member of the Michigan House Adoption and Foster Care Task Force, which in 2021 issued a number of recommendations […]
State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today issued the following statement after being informed that children’s advocacy centers in northern Michigan will see cuts in funding due to changes at the federal level. This drop will also impact other victim service programs across the state. O’Malley has previously voted for budget measures providing funding […]
Rep. O’Malley says that he is concerned that children’s advocacy centers in northern Michigan will see cuts in funding due to changes at the federal level, adding the drop will also impact other victim service programs across the state.