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Michigan GOP Rep. Gary Eisen removed from committee after comments on Electoral College disruption

Michigan Rep. Gary Eisen has been removed from his committee assignments for the rest of the term after he made comments during a radio interview on Monday.

During the interview Eisen mentioned an event and when pressed further on it he said, “it’ll be all over the news later on.”

“There’s going to be violence. There’s going to be protests. And they asked me if I was going to assist today … And how could I not?” Eisen said.

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Eisen was asked, “Can you assure me that this is going to be a safe day in Lansing, nobody is going to get hurt?”

Eisen said, “No.” And then said, “I don’t know because what we’re doing today is uncharted. It hasn’t been done. And it’s not me doing it. It’s the Michigan Republican Party. I’m just here to witness. … Showing that I support what they’re doing.”

Michigan State House, Senate and Capitol buildings were closed Monday as the Electoral College meets.

Press Secretary Amber McCann said Sunday night the closure was due to recommendations from law enforcement who reported credible threats of violence.

READ: Michigan Electors to be given police escort to Lansing Capitol Building for vote

Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield and Speaker-elect Jason Wentworth released a statement on the comments Rep. Gary Eisen made during the radio interview and announced that Eisen had been removed from his committee assignments.

READ: Michigan State House and Senate offices close Monday during Electoral College vote


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