Last Updated on December 22, 2020
Previously uncirculated footage from the Michigan state legislature’s Dec. 1 hearing on election fraud shows that state Rep. Cynthia Johnson – who went viral for directing bungled threats at “Trumpers” in bizarre Facebook livestreams – was repeatedly heckled by the audience for her unprofessionalism throughout the hearing, and began screaming in response to laughter at her numerous oral blunders.
“I’ve spoken with many people who worked the TCF, TFC… TCF,” Johnson, 62, said in the footage, eliciting derisive laughter from the unconvinced audience.
“Get it together,” an attendee said. “Sad, sad.”
Johnson then began filibustering the proceedings with a droning monolgue about how the witnesses were not under oath, prompting the committee chair to interject, “Representative, I just wanna remind you, the purpose of today’s hearing is to hear from people across Michigan who witnessed things at the TCF Center.”
The audience erupted in applause, visibly upsetting Johnson. “Okay, so they’re here but they’re takin’ up so much time!” she screamed, prompting the audience to loudly boo.
Johnson then launched into another loud monologue about “Detroiters,” prompting the chairman to ask her if she actually had any questions for the witnesses. “No, but I have some concerns! Many concerns and I wanna just share with you -”
The 62-year-old lawmaker was again cut off and asked if she had a point of order, to which she replied in the affirmative, loudly complaining that the witnesses were not under oath.
“You’re out of order,” Johnson was told, prompting her to rage that the witnesses were “lying.” The audience booed even more loudly than before, and an attendee called out, “You’re a disgrace.” Johnson finally stopped talking and put her face mask back on, looking down at her lap while fidgeting with her glasses.
Johnson was stripped of her committee posts after she ranted about Trump supporters in videos following the hearing, ordering followers to “make them pay.”
Johnson, 62, was stripped of her post as the top Democrat on the Michigan House Oversight Committee, as well as her seats on the Agriculture Committee and Families, Children, and Seniors Committee Wednesday afternoon by Republican House leaders.
“Rep. Johnson has been removed from her committee assignments, and we are looking into further disciplinary action as the proper authorities conduct their own investigations,” a statement from House leadership said, adding that Johnson’s threats were “unbecoming of an elected official.”
Johnson had issued a warning to “you Trumpers” to “be careful” and “walk lightly,” because “we ain’t playing with you.” She encouraged her supporters to “hit their asses” before couching with the statement “in the pocketbook,” and issued vague orders “for those of you who are soldiers: You know how to do it. Do it right. Be in order. Make them pay.”
Johnson went on to claim that she is “owed’ something by Joe Biden for “putting her life on the line” in a profane rant.