Captured on video, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said he believed the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, which left five people dead, was a hoax that wasn’t carried out by Donald Trump’s supporters.
Shirkey issued a statement five days after the initial video came to light, saying he regretted the words he chose and apologized for his “insensitive comments.” Then, the next day on the Michigan Senate floor, Shirkey told Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist that he didn’t regret his words.
Now some are calling for discipline against the Republican state lawmaker.
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Metro Detroit weather: 2 waves of snowfall to hit by Tuesday
The storm that is bringing snow and ice as far south as southern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi will become a big snow storm for southern Michigan on Monday. Two waves of snow will arrive, with lighter snow on Sunday and heavier snow late on Monday.
Sunday evening will be cloudy and very cold. Temperatures will be in the teens and low 20s. Scattered flurries are possible before midnight.
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4 Fast Facts
- A winter weather advisory is currently in effect for Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties until noon Tuesday. Click here to read more.
- At least eight people were hospitalized after a Mount Clemens apartment complex caught fire. Click here to read more.
- Now as a private citizen, Trump could potentially still be held accountable for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack in the courts. Click here to read more.
- Beaumont Health has loosened some restrictions for visitors amid the pandemic as virus cases and hospitalizations rise at slower rates. Click here to read more.