Election efforts continue to advance The Big Lie

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.) released the following statement after leaders from the Michigan House and Senate spoke today at the Detroit Regional Chamber event titled, “Meet Michigan’s Quad.”

The event was held on the one-year anniversary of armed militia members harassing and intimidating lawmakers at the Michigan Capitol – a dress rehearsal for the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C.

“When I reflect on this past year, I see a disturbing pattern of rhetoric and actions taken by Michigan Republicans to undermine our democracy and erode confidence in our sacred institutions,” Lasinski said. “That is why today, I called on legislative leaders to join the business community and reject any efforts to restrict our freedom to vote and undermine our democratic institutions. I pledged to only pass election bills that truly enjoy bipartisan support and asked my colleagues to do the same. Senate Republican Leader Mike Shirkey has helped create an atmosphere where violence, harassment and intimidation has been normalized and Michigan Republicans have continued to undermine our democracy with bogus conspiracy theories and dangerous election measures designed to make it harder for Michiganders to exercise their freedom to vote.  A year after armed groups descended upon the state Capitol, there has been no accountability for lawmakers who participated, no consequences for those who fanned the flames while the attacks on our Democracy continue. That’s wrong and it has to change.”

Lasinski is also available for media interviews today on this subject.