LANSING, Mich., Aug. 25, 2021 — The U.S. House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack demanded several government agencies hand over a massive number of documents, including requests for communications related to former President Donald Trump’s meeting with Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and former Michigan Speaker Lee Chatfield. House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township), who proposed the creation of a committee to investigate Michigan’s ties to the insurrection, issued the following statement:

“What we saw today coming out of D.C. is what we’ve known here in Michigan all along – Republican leaders Shirkey and Chatfield were involved in conversations at the highest levels in the lead up to the Jan. 6 insurrection. We deserve to know the details on how involved they, and potentially other Michigan elected leaders, were in the disgraceful events of last January. No stone should be left unturned in D.C. or in Michigan.”