(PatriotWise.com)- Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig revealed on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday that he is planning on running to unseat controversial Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The disgraced Governor of Michigan is facing a crisis as she prepares for her 2022 re-election race.
Not only was Whitmer stripped of her emergency powers by the Republican legislature in the last week after repeatedly abusing her powers and implementing some of the strictest lockdown measures in the country, but the opinion polls show her slipping. The Detroit News revealed in June that her approval rating saw a “significant drop” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Craig, who is originally from Detroit, has pent the last eight years leading Detroit’s law enforcement force and told Tucker that he “protected and served for 44 years.” He said that he would now like the opportunity to do the same for every resident of Michigan.
On Wednesday, the Republican hopeful said that he has launched the Chief James Craig For Governor Exploratory Committee, and promised that he can help protect Michigan from the extreme left in the same way he protected his city from extremist Democrat-inspired riots that took hold of Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia last year.
Craig said that the country knows what happened last year, when Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles were hit by millions of dollars of damage caused by Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters.
“Detroit did not burn,” he added.
Craig told Carlson that he believes the main concern for Michigan residents is the lack of leadership and slammed a number of other Democrat governors who followed a similar path of Whitmer with regards to the COVID-19 lockdowns that caused so much pain and economic hardship for people all over the country.
He said that he can’t help but think of the small businesses who have suffered through the pandemic, and insisted that people can’t take away his commitment to leadership.
“I’m a fighter,” he added. “Bring it. I’m ready for it.”
He already sounds better than Whitmer.