Tlaib says she's 'in such disbelief' Pence brought eight cars to Michigan island where they are banned

Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias Omar offers sneak peek at her forthcoming memoir Sanders wins endorsement of top Muslim group MORE said she’s in “disbelief” Vice President Pence was accompanied by an eight-car motorcade during his visit to an island in her home state where vehicles are banned. 

“Disgusting. I am in such disbelief that this was allowed to happen,” the freshman representative tweeted.

“This Administration doesn't care about the law (you know, the U.S. Constitution), so it shouldn't surprise me so much that they don't care about our history or traditions," she added. 

The cars arrived with Pence when he attended the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island this weekend.

The island is known for its vehicle ban, which has been in place since the late 19th century. 

Pence’s motorcade is reportedly the first on the island, where residents typically commute by bike or snowmobile. 

Local Democrats also hit the vice president on the move, including former state Senate candidate Julia Pulver, who tweeted, “Tell anyone from MI @VP just drove not 1 but 8 CARS on this island & watch their blood boil.”


Tlaib retweeted Pulver’s tweet in her own criticism of the vice president’s actions. 

Mark Brewer, a former Michigan Democratic Party chairman, said Pence’s motorcade was “disrespectful of Mackinac traditions.”