These pro-Trump tweets may haunt Schuette in run for governor

Attorney General Bill Schuette, via Twitter.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican who’s widely expected to run for governor, has been an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, extolling even the president’s most controversial decisions.

It’s a risky position in a state where only 39% of residents view Trump favorably, according to an EPIC/MRA poll. By contrast, Gov. Rick Snyder, whose administration poisoned an entire city, has a higher favorability rating.

Schuette has supported some of Trump’s most divisive cabinet picks, including Betsy DeVos (secretary of education), Jeff Sessions (attorney general) and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (EPA).

In a Detroit News op-ed, Schuette wrote, “Trump has committed to draining the swamp and will change and reform the way government is done for the better.”

Schuette also defended Trump’s controversial immigration ban, which has been deemed unconstitutional by two courts.

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.