Majority of MI Likely Voters Believe Jan. 6 Was Coup Attempt; 4 MI House Candidates Attended Insurrection

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WASHINGTON — A majority of likely Michigan voters believe the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was an attempted coup on the U.S. government, according to a new poll by The Detroit News and WDIV-TV. Independent voters also agreed that it was an attempted coup by a margin of 46%-38%. Yet, the Michigan GOP could field four candidates for the Michigan legislature who have proudly admitted to attending the insurrection: Rep. Matt Maddock (HD-51), Angela Rigas (HD-79), Diane Saber (HD-12), and Andrew Sebolt (HD-102). It’s clear that the growing extremism and inclination toward political violence of the Michigan Republican Party are repulsive to Michigan voters.

“As the Michigan Republican Party cozies up to militia groups and condones political violence, Michigan voters, including independents, are taking a strong stand against attacks on our democracy,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “At least four current Republican candidates for the Michigan House attended the insurrection, proving their utter lack of respect for the rule of law, voters, and police officers. Michigan voters will have the opportunity to put our country first by rejecting the Michigan GOP in November.”

Earlier this year, Angela Rigas, who is endorsed by Donald Trump, said attending the insurrection and getting tear gassed was a “highlight of my life.”

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee was the first and only entity committed to identifying, tracking, and condemning the Republican state legislators who participated in or aided the insurrection. The committee’s GOP of Hall of Shame: Sedition Edition tracks these lawmakers and candidates and ensures that every voter understands the GOP’s role in the insurrection. 

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