State Rep. Ben Frederick released the following statement about today’s threats to the U.S. Capitol:
“I am utterly sickened by the events that transpired at the U.S. Capitol today. The violent actions exhibited by those who stormed the Capitol must not be passed off as a patriotic protest. It is criminal behavior that must be condemned. Any who have contributed through dangerous rhetoric encouraging violence and armed resistance must also be repudiated.
“Violence should never be considered ‘Plan B’ when political goals are not met through the electoral process. The disrespect for our norms, traditions and institutions must end now.”
A bipartisan group of state representatives today joined with local health experts in encouraging all Michigan residents to actively energize, and be responsible for, the readiness of their own immune systems.
“Rather than engaging on a data-driven approach I worked with health experts to put forward last year or signal any return to the phased plan she herself laid out in the MI Safe Start Plan, the governor appears to be making things up on the fly.”