LANSING, Mich., Oct. 8, 2021 – Former President Donald J. Trump called on his supporters today to attend a rally on the steps of the Michigan Capitol this Tuesday, Oct. 12. The “Big Michigan Rally” will be aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election and spreading disinformation that furthers the Big Lie. In response, House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) issued the following statement:

“This is the same inflammatory rhetoric that brought men armed with assault rifles to these very steps last year and endangered the lives of our lawmakers and staff. This childish, petulant behavior is not only embarrassingly unbecoming of a former president, it’s downright dangerous. Efforts like this to undermine faith in our democracy are no longer just about overturning the 2020 election, they’re about eroding trust and laying the groundwork to overturn the next election. While these extremists are stuck in the past reliving Trump’s loss, Democrats are looking to the future and focused on beating back COVID-19 and bringing billions in relief funding home from D.C. to deliver support for working families.”