Rep. Tim Kelly loses federal education nomination over blog post - WNEM TV 5

Rep. Tim Kelly loses federal education nomination over blog posts

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SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

A local state representative no longer has a shot at joining the Trump administration because of some of his past comments on the internet.

Tim Kelly confirmed Thursday the Trump administration pulled his name from consideration for a post with the Department of Education.

According to The Detroit News, the decision was made due to blog posts dating back several years. In those posts, the Saginaw Township Republican had proposed a no-fly list for Muslims, made comments about head-start parents and efforts to recruit women into the sciences.

Kelly said the posts were blown out of proportion.

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