This is the second Michigan person arrested by federal authorities investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The FBI said it was aided in its investigation by comparing video of the riot with photos posted on the Facebook feed of the suspect’s father.
For years, Michigan’s political maps have favored Republicans. A consultant who drew them says that has allowed candidates to focus more on primaries, giving rise to extreme candidates and hyperpartisanship.
U-M Regent Ron Weiser, the presumptive co-chair of Michigan Republicans, is sticking with running mate Meshawn Maddock after she organized bus trips to the Capitol and addressed Trump supporters before this week’s chaos.
High drama is expected in Washington on Wednesday, as 140 Republicans, including three from Michigan, try to deny Joe Biden the presidency and keep Donald Trump in office. Spoiler alert: They will fail.
Energy and political experts expect Granholm to borrow a page from her playbook as governor, using grant programs and financial incentives to fund research and attract industry investment in a carbon-free economy.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson refused an invitation to speak before a House oversight committee that hosted Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, saying it amplified “conspiracy theories.” The GOP chair said Benson’s playing “cheap political games.”