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State lawmaker: I regret the confusion over my comments

Gary Eisen responds to controversy over statement
Michigan State Rep. Gary Eisen
Posted at 3:06 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 15:06:24-05

LANSING, Mich. — State Representative Gary Eisen released a statement Monday afternoon addressing the controversy surrounding his comments made during a radio interview just hours earlier.

Read his full statement below:

“I regret the confusion over my comments this morning, and I want to assure everyone that those of us who are supporting an alternative slate of electors intend to do so peacefully and legally. I wanted to attend today’s event to help prevent violence, not promote it. I no longer plan to go to the Capitol with that group today.



“My comments were meant to reflect that while our group intends to be peaceful, I did not feel I could speak for other groups. Apparently some people are making credible threats of violence today, and I am glad local law enforcement is on the scene preventing any such action and keeping everyone safe. Our group, who will also be at the Capitol today to request to be seated as electors, intends to participate in our democracy peacefully. We are all concerned about safety today and hopeful for a safe, legal and clear process at the Capitol.”
State Rep. Gary Eisen