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Shirkey issues statement condemning individuals in plot against state government

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

“A threat against our Governor is a threat against us all. We condemn the actions of the group of individuals that plotted against Governor Whitmer and state government. These people are not patriots. There is no honor in their actions. They are criminals and traitors, and they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Citizens who care about government show their passion by voting. Only terrorists resort to violence.

We extend our gratitude to the men and women in law enforcement for their work to thwart this plan and reach a safe conclusion. The Governor and her family are in our thoughts and prayers,” said Shirkey.