Trump-backed GOP Michigan gubernatorial candidate says she disagrees with DeVos on Jan. 6

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon said Sunday she disagrees with former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, whose family supported Dixon’s campaign, on the role played by former President Trump in the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.

“The secretary knows that she and I are not in agreement on this subject. I want to make sure that political speech is always protected, because that could open a Pandora’s box for anyone on both sides of the party. But the secretary knows I disagree with her on that,” Dixon told “Fox News Sunday” host Bret Baier.

DeVos resigned from the Trump administration the day after the Jan. 6 riot, citing Trump’s involvement.

“There is no doubt about the impact of your rhetoric on the situation, and this is the inflection point for me,” DeVos wrote in his resignation letter, read aloud to the committee on January 6. at the end of last month.

Dixon was also asked if she believes the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, who continued to make false claims about his loss to President Biden.

Dixon dodged the question but said the election was “certainly a concern” due to changes made to allow voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We need to make sure our elections are secure and what happened in 2020 won’t happen again,” she said.

On Friday, Trump threw his support behind conservative commentator Dixon. The DeVos family supported Dixon in May.

Dixon is in the main ring with a handful of other candidates vying for the Republican Party nomination in the Aug. 2 election, with a recent poll showing Dixon leading the pack.

The Republican nominee will face incumbent Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) in the general election.

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