By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)
An hour after this story, the Kowalls were scrubbed from the website, but their endorsement is still visible via Google cache...
Murray, a proud "Never Trump" who works as the Chief of Staff to State Sen. Marty Knollenberg, also runs Murray Communications, a consulting business with clients that include State Sen. Mike Kowall, his wife Eileen Kowall, State Sen. Geoff Hansen, and State Sen. Bruce Patterson.
Murray Communications also touts work done for the RNC, the Michigan Republican Party, the Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee, Michigan Senate Campaign Committee, and others, such as the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The issue first surfaced when Neal Rohrs, a Knollenberg constituent, was upset with Murray over being called a "loser and a dumbass" for supporting President Trump.
Rohrs believes Murray may have been on state time when those comments were made.
Rohrs posted an open letter to Knollenberg on Facebook.
"An open Letter to State Senator Marty Knollenberg. Right before I was defriended and blocked, your Chief of Staff Mike Murray called me a Loser and a Dumbass for being a Trump Supporter during business hours on 8/22/2017,". Fair Enough, this is still a semi free country. I can't wait to receive the next Republican fund raising letter. I can't wait to find out who runs against you in the next election. I don't have to take abuse from a tax payer paid republican who works for you on a business day. I hope to receive a public apology from YOU and Your Chief of Staff. I have been a Republican Precinct Delegate for a long time and enjoy fighting against Big Government Republicans who don't support the voters in this great state!"
Below, Murray lays out 10 issues he has with President Trump in a conversation with Rohrs.
Unfortuantely, Murray's animosity against President Trump reaches far deeper levels. In other posts, Murray calls President Trump a traitor and says that traitors deserve to be hung.
He also says that Trump supporters are "sycophants," that the President loves Russia, and that he should be impeached.
Murray also says Trump is a "danger to the Republic" and is "damaging our country."
>>>Take a look at some of his comments below:
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
>>>Email him at WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com