LANSING, Mich., June 15, 2021 – House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) introduced House Concurrent Resolution 10 today to create a bipartisan joint select committee to investigate Michigan’s ties to the Capitol insurrection, including the April dress rehearsal at our state Capitol.
“Last Sunday marked five months since violent rioters stormed the U.S. capitol in one of the darkest moments in our nation’s history,” Lasinski said. “Michigan played a unique role in setting the stage for that attack and attempted insurrection – from serving as a dress rehearsal when an armed mob entered our state Capitol, to state officials bringing false electors to Lansing in an attempt to undermine the results of a fair and free election. The people of Michigan deserve answers and accountability for those involved. The preservation of a free democracy transcends any party lines, so I’m calling on my fellow legislative leaders to join me in creating a bipartisan committee to investigate this clear attack on our republic and take the necessary steps to ensure this never happens again.”
This resolution is following a letter from Lasinski and Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) delivered to Republican leadership last week, inviting them to create a bipartisan coalition in support of the commission. Recent congressional efforts to create a similar national commission failed.