Governor Gretchen Whitmer, former Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Dana Nessel have released statements on the chaos in our nations capital.

Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Rick Snyer- Republican former Governor of Michigan released a joint statement calling for unity and prayers for peace. Whitmer opened the press release condemning the violence, saying, “What is unfolding today in our nation’s capital is truly appalling. Violence, vandalism, and insurrection have no place in this great country of ours. We are a nation of laws, not mobs.” Snyder added,

While we come from different backgrounds and political parties, Governor Whitmer and I share a deep love for our country. We must always remember that we are Americans first, and we are not one another’s enemy. That’s why I join with Governor Whitmer in calling on people of goodwill across America to pray for peace, calm, and healing.

-Rick Snyder, former Michigan Governor

Governor Whitmer urged a peaceful path forward, and pointed out our common enemy.

We must unify as one nation to defeat our real enemy, which is the pandemic that has taken far too many of our friends, neighbors, and loved ones...Let's all stay safe. Let’s take care of each other. And let’s move forward together, as one United States of America.

-Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Whitmer closed the statement with encouragement: "As Americans, there is no problem we can’t solve, and no challenge we can’t meet."

Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson certified Michigan's election results in favor of Joe Biden on January 5th, warning against false claims and misinformation,

By making false claims that undermine voters’ faith in our election, these elected officials demonstrate their shameless willingness to prioritize personal and partisan politics over the good of our country. They dishonor every citizen who voted and the thousands of public servant election clerks and volunteer election workers who carried out this successful election.

-Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

Attorney General Dana Nessel tweeted her thoughts


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