Whether or not Donald Trump is found guilty has a political dimension to the Senate Republicans, it remains to be seen whether their party, which is loyal to the former president, still has a substantial foundation – and even state legislators are clinging to more pervasive conspiracy theories.
The Associated Press reported yesterday that a Republican lawmaker in Michigan had apologized, falsely claiming that supporters of President Donald Trump were not involved in the terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol, calling it a “hoax” and watching the Senate video while events were part of the Trump investigation.
Chairman of the State Senate Majority Mike Shirkey He made these comments during a meeting with Hillstale County Republican leaders last Wednesday, according to a video posted on YouTube by the group Restoring Our American Republic. The comments were first reported by the Detroit Metro Times.
“I said a few things in the video conversation that did not apply to the privilege of working for me,” he said in a statement. “I own it. I have many flaws. Feeling we have ‘Run out of gas’ emotionally and occasionally with our tongue. I apologize for the words I chose and apologize for my insensitive comments. ”
He did not comment on the allegations in the statement.
At the controversial meeting, three Republicans spoke with Shirky at a restaurant the day before the Hillstale County Republican executive board audited him, which reportedly barred guns from entering the State House and was not enough. Fight against the Govt-19 restrictions of the Democratic government Gretchen Whitmer.
Shirky responded that the Republicans had successfully sued the governor and had taken other measures, such as blocking his candidates. “He pushed her hard on the budget,” he said. “It provoked her harshly over the appointments. We did everything we could constitutionally.”
At one point, a participant who claimed to be present at the January 6 protest in Washington, D.C., asked Shirk about it. He responded: “It’s not the Trump people. It was a hoax from day one. All of that was arranged in advance. ”
Another participant, who said he was in D.C., suggested that the police tear down “their own guards.”
Shirley said: “Why is there not much security? This is ridiculous. It all came to the fore, with “then-US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell” being a part of it. … They wanted a mess. ”
That mess will continue to be debated in the Senate today, which adds up again to noon EST, which is 5pm, just like me, if you are in London.