The problem is Shirkey
State Senate Leader Mike Shirkey has a problem -- and it is him.
He has been recorded spreading lies about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that was carried out by pro-Trump insurrectionists, calling it a “hoax” and “staged.”
Shirkey bragged about spanking the governor: “We’ve spanked her hard on the budget,” he said. “Spanked her hard on appointments.” Also “I did contemplate, once or twice, I did contemplate inviting her to a fistfight on the Capitol lawn.” Is Shirkey having illicit fantasies about our governor or just what is going on in his head?
Most of these comments came just a week after one of six Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap the governor pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Most of the men charged in the plot have ties to right-wing militias, but Shirkey said those organizations were getting “a bad rap.” He previously met with militia leaders to help them with their messaging, according to the Michigan Advance.
Now Mike Shirkey is leading the Michigan legislature to hold our tax dollars and prevent funding for our children and schools. Please tell Shirkey to release the money for our kids.