Governor Gretchen Whitmer and members of Michigan’s congressional delegation visited National Guard troops today in Washington. They were stationed there in the aftermath of the assault on the nation’s capital.

Governor Whitmer had to agree to deploy roughly a thousand Michigan Guard troops to DC and says she has “no plans” to agree to an extension beyond the March 12 return date.

State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey again stoked controversy today when he refused to back off from questioning whether the January 6th US Capitol riot was real.

The exchange between Shirkey and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist was captured on an open mic on the Senate rostrum.

   Shirkey defended his sentiments in this audio. 

“I don’t, frankly, take back any of the points I was trying to make. Some of the words I chose I would do different.”


…he told Gilchrist, and:

   “I don’t back off very easily and sometimes I should.”

Peter Meijer photo
Peter Meijer campaign

Republican Congressman Peter Meijer of West Michigan called Wednesday's events at the U.S. Capitol an “insurrection.”

The freshman congressman from Grand Rapids posted a video on Twitter Wednesday night as lawmakers went back to count electoral votes.

“Like hell I’m going to let a bunch of domestic terrorists interrupt our government, disrupt our proceedings and keep us from doing our constitutional duty. So we’re going back to do just that tonight.”

Meijer did not support the efforts to challenge Presidential election results.