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As promised last week, Recently retired Detroit Police Chief James Craig had an “important announcement for Michigan’s future” when he appeared last night on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Craig, a Republican who retired June 1, told Carlson that he was ready to run for Governor and challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2022.

“We launched today the Chief James Craig For Governor Exploratory Committee,” Craig said and pointed out that he protected his city from destructive left-wing riots that sprang up in other places like Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles last year.

“We know what happened last year when other cities were burning – Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago – Detroit did not burn,” Craig explained.

Last September, we reported that Craig said in an appearance on Carlson’s show, “We don’t retreat here in Detroit. We’re just not gonna do it. You saw the images … of streets where there was lawlessness, looting, burning. No sign of police officers. We weren’t giving up ground to the radicals. We just didn’t do it.”

After Carlson asked Craig if he was “ready” for what the Democrats were going to throw at him, Craig responded, “They’re throwing it at me now… This is about leadership… Bring it. Let’s Fight, I’m a fighter.”

Carlson then suggested, “Wait until they call you a white supremacist” and laughed at the absurdity, as Craig is a black man, “It’s coming!”

“Bring it,” Craig repeated, “I’m ready for it. 44 year, I’m ready.”

From Fox News:

Craig, a Detroit native who spent the past 8 years leading the Motor City’s law enforcement force – after tenures in Cincinnati and Portland – said that he “protected and served for 44 years” and now wants to do the same for the entire state of Michigan.

He added that another major concern for the people of Michigan is the leadership, or lack thereof, of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The Democrat’s name was often mentioned along with liberal governors of New York, California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey when criticisms were made about statewide socioeconomic lockdowns

“I can’t help but think about the small businesses who are suffering through the pandemic — and now we want to give … handouts and businesses cant even hire employees,” Craig lamented. “I’ve got to tell you – I’m running, because when I look at politicians across the country – when I look at Governor Whitmer, she follows different rules – she just does.”