Michigan’s Mike Shirkey falsely claims Capitol riot was ‘staged,’ dismisses Trump supporters’ role

February 10, 2021 ☼ gopnutjobs

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Michigan’s Mike Shirkey falsely claims Capitol riot was ‘staged,’ dismisses Trump supporters’ role

State Sen. Mike Shirkey’s false claims about the Capitol attack — contradicted by reporting, video and statements from the rioters themselves — circulated as Republicans remain divided over basic realities of the 2020 election and former president Donald Trump’s role in the lead-up to the Jan. 6 insurrection, underscoring the continued promotion of debunked theories by prominent members of the GOP. Newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Tuesday also suggested that Trump supporters were not to blame, testing her party’s willingness to condemn falsehoods and echoing her past claims that mass shootings were “false flag” events orchestrated by supporters of gun-control laws.

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