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Michigan Republican Josh Schriver booted off committee over racist post about ‘great replacement theory’

A Michigan state rep was disciplined Monday for espousing “racist rhetoric” online by sharing a post about the “great replacement theory.”

House Speaker Joe Tate, a black Democrat, booted State Rep. Josh Schriver off a key committee and yanked resources and staff from him, days after the Republican shared the post on Feb. 6.

“I will not allow the Michigan House of Representatives to be a forum for the proliferation of racist, hateful and bigoted speech,” Tate said in a statement.

“Schriver has a history of promoting debunked theories and dangerous rhetoric that jeopardizes the safety of Michigan residents and contributes to a hostile and uncomfortable environment for others.”

Tate’s disciplinary action comes roughly a week after Schriver, who is white, shared a post on X from conservative pundit Jack Posobiec featuring a graphic showing white people being outnumbered with the phrase, “The great replacement!”

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