Shirkey apologizes for statements made in video

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, today issued the following statement:

“I said some things in a videoed conversation that are not fitting for the role I am privileged to serve.  I own that.  I have many flaws.  Being passionate coupled with an occasional lapse in restraint of tongue are at least two of them.  I regret the words I chose, and I apologize for my insensitive comments.”