In a move that is rarely done, State Rep. Matt Maddock (R-Milford), the husband of Michigan GOP co-chair Meshawn Maddock, was removed Tuesday from the House Republican caucus.
Gideon D’Assandro, a spokesperson for state House Speaker Jason Wentworth, confirmed for The Detroit Free Press that Maddock was kicked out of the caucus, although no explanation was provided, saying that “the caucus doesn’t discuss internal issues.” However, The Bridge is reporting that he allegedly discussed confidential caucus matters publicly, prompting his removal.
Maddock , whose district includes Highland, Milford, Springfield, Waterford and White Lake townships, is seeking a third term and had been in the running to serve as the state House’s next GOP leader. Former President Donald Trump has endorsed him to replace Wentworth, who is term limited, although Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) is considered the frontrunner for the post.
Maddock and his wife are Trump loyalists and have been instrumental in pushing misinformation about the 2020 presidential election. They were also among a group of Republicans who falsely claimed they were the presidential electors and tried to enter the state Capitol the day Michigan’s Electoral College votes were cast for President Joe Biden.
In addition, they spoke at a rally on the eve of the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol while Meshawn Maddock helped charter busses that brought protestors to Washington D.C. She also signed a fake certificate of electors to try to award the state’s votes to Trump.