Local lawmaker comments on electoral college protests, stripped of committee assignments

A local state representative has been stripped of his committee assignments following comments made on the WPHM Morning Show Monday morning. House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Speaker-elect Jason Wentworth released a joint statement announcing that Representative Gary Eisen of St. Clair Township will be removed from his committee assignments. When asked to assure that it would be a safe day in Lansing today, Eisen stated “no.” Chatfield and Wentworth in their statement said threats of violence and intimidation is never appropriate, stating “We must do better.”

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St. Clair Township State Representative Gary Eisen says there could be violence today at the State Capitol as the state’s members of the electoral college are set to convene. The Republican lawmaker says he will be in Lansing today in hopes of overturning the results of the November election. Speaking to WPHM’s Paul Miller this morning, Eisen says he plans to take part in an undisclosed demonstration. “I can’t go into a lot of it,” said Eisen. “I’m on a football team, we have one more play, and am I going to give up or am I going to do that Hail Mary?” When asked to assure that it would be a safe day in Lansing today, Eisen stated “no.” Eisen went on to state that he believes the results of the presidential election, especially in the City of Detroit, were fraudulent.

 

December 14 Rep. Gary Eisen