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Miss. Sen. Chris McDaniel speaks at Jones Co. GOP Women meeting

State Sen. Chris McDaniel was the featured speaker at a monthly meeting of Jones County...
State Sen. Chris McDaniel was the featured speaker at a monthly meeting of Jones County Republican Women.(Source: WDAM)
Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 3:03 PM CDT
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LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Republican State Sen. Chris McDaniel was the featured speaker at a monthly meeting of Jones County Republican Women on Wednesday.

McDaniel spoke on a number of state and national issues and reacted to the removal of Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position in the U. S. House of Representatives. Cheney has been a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump.

”The establishment still doesn’t get it,” McDaniel said. “It’s Republicans like Cheney that led to the rise of Donald Trump. The party as a whole, conservatives as a whole, we were tired of being lied to. We were tired of our politicians not fighting for us. Trump gave us that. At least somebody who would fight for us, and so to watch them now come back and criticize him, it just shows they never understood why he rose to power in the first place.”

McDaniel also reacted to the decision by Governor Tate Reeves to opt out of additional federal unemployment benefits for Mississippians.

Those COVID-19 unemployment benefits will end June 12.

“I never thought I’d see the day where people preferred handouts to jobs and unfortunately, that’s a lesson that’s being taught by the American left right now,” McDaniel said. “Look, we need jobs, enough handouts, enough government assistance, give us jobs and so, by taking the action he took, that should push people back into the marketplace, where they belong.”

The meeting was held at the Laurel Country Club.

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