Mike Shirkey Doubles Down on Lies About Militia Meeting
During a radio interview this week, Michigan Senate Majority Leader and friend to would-be kidnappers Mike Shirkey doubled down on the lies he’s spreading about a troubling meeting he held with local militia groups. In an effort to salvage what’s left of his reputation, Shirkey said the state police were in the militia meeting with him, a fact the police have denied.
Shirkey also called the verifiably true claims that he palled around with militia groups “character assassination.”
Last week, a report detailed how Shirkey advised three militia groups, saying he gave them advice on “how they could improve their message.” Just a month after the meeting, a group of men with known ties to militia groups were arrested for planning to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, put her on trial, and execute her. Shirkey also appeared at a rally with a militia member later charged with attempting to kidnap the governor. And when militia groups attacked the U.S. Capitol Building, Shirkey came to their defense, saying “I don’t know if you’ve ever been around mobs before but it’s easy to get caught up.”
Listen to Mike Shirkey’s full interview here.
“Step one to rebuilding your character: don’t meet with militias helping plan an insurrection. Step two: don’t use the word assassination so flippantly,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Christina Amestoy.