Amid Capitol riot fallout, Michigan lawmaker says legislature’s election inquiry will continue
- Members of the Michigan legislature will continue their inquiry into reported irregularities in the 2020 election, a state lawmaker revealed this week, despite growing pressure to abandon further scrutiny of the 2020 presidential election results amid fallout from the recent Capitol riot.
- The riot at the U.S. Capitol came amid a pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” rally to protest the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
- Earlier in the month, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro claimed a Texas lawsuit challenging the election results was itself “seditious.”
- YouTube shortly after the Capitol chaos, announced enhanced penalties for anyone who posts what the company deems “false claims” about the U.S. election results.
- In Wisconsin, one teacher was recently suspended reportedly for directing his students to watch a video questioning the 2020 results.
- And on Jan. 3, “all 10 living former defense secretaries” claimed that “the time for questioning the results has passed,” citing the “unbroken record of such transitions since 1789.”
- Daire Rendon, who represents Michigan’s District 103 in the state House, confirmed to Just the News that the investigations teed up by the Michigan legislature last month will continue after state lawmakers convene on Wednesday.
- Rendon noted that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has placed “a lot of restrictions” on how lawmakers can meet in the state capitol.
- She said. “I think the hearings better serve the public when we can have people come into the hearings. It has a lot more impact than just doing it by Zoom.”Still, she said, House members are working to arrange the hearings ahead of the legislature’s convening.
- “There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes,” she said, “to line up the kind of evidence and witnesses they want to have going forward.”
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