Michigan Senate Majority Leader Says Capitol Takeover Was ‘Staged’ and a ‘Hoax’ in Secretly Recorded Convo

Michigan Senate Majority leader, Mike Shirkey told the Hillsdale County Republicans that the unrest in Washington DC was staged. The meeting on February 3rd was secretly recorded and then it was released to the public. For the record, I don’t think it was staged. But I also believe there was antifa present and involved in the riot.  That’s not to excuse the Trump supporters who broke into the Capitol.

During the conversation, Shirkey says that the January 6 protest “wasn’t Trump people.” GOP members are not pleased with Shirkey’s leadership. They claim that he caves to the Democrats all of the time. The video was probably released to use for leverage against Shirkey. If he really is a RINO, cut him loose. He can go somewhere else to appease the Democrat6s. I suggest CNN.

Shirkey said:

“That’s been a hoax from day one, that was all pre-arranged,” Shirkey adds, asserting that the people “went in on separate buses, that was all arranged by somebody that was funding everyone.”

Here is the entire raw video:

From The Gateway Pundit

Shirkey issued an apology for his comments in a statement released on Tuesday.

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

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In a subsequent statement, Shirkey added that “I frankly don’t take back any of the points I was trying to make.”

“Some of the words I chose I do regret,” he said.

The Hillsdale County Republican Party voted voted 14-5 to censure Shirkey on Monday for not standing up to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on lockdowns and supporting a ban on the open carrying firearms at the state Capitol “when no violent attack with firearms has ever taken place.”

It may be time for Shirkey to0 go as long as they replace him with a true conservative. We have had our share of establishment Republicans only interested in maintaining the status quo.

People like Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy need to go along with Liz Cheney, who is a total disgrace. There was a long period between presidents who fought for you and me.

Reagan left office in early 1989 and Trump took office in early 2017.

That’s 28 years.

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Cheryl Gehrke

well he is right. It was a hoax. Elaborately planned and executed. No one can tell me that the democrats are not in league with Antifa and the radical elements of BLM. It is disgusting what happened to Pres. Trump because of the lying conniving democrats. Trump should be in the White House as President instead of that senile person we have now. I truly believe that Antifa had infiltrated the Trump crowd and encouraged them to break in the offices with them. I am just thankful that the republicans in the senate did not vote to impeach Pres. Trump.


They new if they voted against President Trump there career was over! Republicans are fed up with being screwed.


Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama….32 years of farts in the room. 4 years of Real Trump leadership. Now, a senile puppet.

Daniel Quigley

It’s funny that there are videos of the Baltimore and Maryland State Police giving police escorts to known BLM and Antifa busses. There is also a video of those same busses being escorted into DC right up to within 200 feet from where that Capital Police Officer opened the barricades for them to enter. The Capital was breached while President Trump was still speaking and anyone who has been to DC and has walked from the speech site to the Capital knows it takes upwards of 30 minutes at a brisk pace. So please explain how the Barricades were breached by the hords while Trump was still speaking. Explain how those bats,pipe bombs and other weapons were in fact stockpiled the night before when the Trump supporters had yet to even enter DC. It’s comical to read the known facts like the only actual death was that young lady shot and killed by a nervous Capital Police Officer. All the other deaths were due to natural causes. Plus those who were watching the vote taking place in the Capital can crearely see from the second it started they were all waiting for something to happen meaning that most if not all of them knew that something huge was going to happen. Add to that fact why did they have so few Police Officers and Secret Service inside like they do every single time Congress is in session and voting. Funny how more than 150 police officers were not even on duty like they are every other time. Something smells and it smells like another attempted Coup led by Nancy, Chuckie, Mitch,Runny Booger, Pencil Neck Shiff and the rest of the scum in Congress. They no longer work for us,they only worry about how much they receive in kickbacks from each and every bill they pass.

Chris Wolf

What’s truly disgusting is the Fake Bureau of non-Investigation probably has tons of evidence proving BLM and Anitifa were behind the riot. But, they won’t show any of it to the public. The FBI and DOJ are so corrupt anymore as to be useless. All they care about is their six figure salaries and 20 year retirements.


This is touted as if it’s a “revelation of a plot” but it sounds more to me like it’s just his opinion about what happened not inside info. I think the same thing about what happened, but neither he nor I were there so it’s just an opinion.


Wow! How about telling us something we didn’t already know.

Chris Wolf

I don’t think the shooting of Ashli was staged. If it was, she’d still be alive. However, every stinking democRAT that voted for Trump’s impeachment should be tried for treason. They knowingly voted to impeach based on falsified and doctored evidence; a crime in any court.


The Rinos need to be tried for treason first because they’re even worse, then the demonrats. All of em need to swing

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