LANSING, Mich., Aug. 17, 2021 — House Democrats introduced House Concurrent Resolution 10 to create a bipartisan panel to investigate Michigan’s ties to the Jan. 6 insurrection in the U.S. Capitol. Republicans in the Legislature have refused to take up the resolution. In response, Democrats launched an online petition for Michiganders to show their support of an investigation.
“We as a nation cannot begin to heal until we have answers and hold those accountable for the Capitol insurrection,” said Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit). “We must investigate any connections between the armed mob back in April and false electors at our state Capitol to that horrible day. Michigan House Republicans continue to block our resolution, but if all of us come together and sign this petition, we can push to actually get answers and make sure nothing like this ever happens again.”
The committee would be composed of 12 members of the Legislature — six senators and six representatives, which must include an even number of Democrats and Republicans from each chamber.
Johnson encourages all Michiganders to sign the petition at housedems.com/mi-capitol-insurrection-committee.