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Carolers sing songs against lame duck lawmakers

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Posted at 8:55 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 08:56:05-05

LANSING, Mich. — Carolers came down to the Capitol Wednesday night, but they didn't come to sing songs of praise.

“On the first day of lame duck the right wing gave to me no chance for a livable wage”, carolers belted in song.

Protesters say they want lawmakers to hear the voice of the people and uphold the will of the voters.

Democratic Minority Leader Sam Singh spoke out against republican lawmakers, calling their actions in lame duck a power grab that undermines voters.

“There's real things that impact real people's lives that we should be focused on and unfortunately republicans are trying to just hurt people by taking away the gains that they had at the ballot box this November”, Representative Singh explained.

Republican Senator Rick Jones denies that claim.

He says the charge holds no merit.

“This is political rhetoric”, said Senator Jones.

“I mean every legislature works in lame duck but it's a nice way to try to attack somebody and say 'look, they're working in lame duck.' Well to that I say I'm supposed to be working.”

Senator Jones told News 10’s Cryss Walker that lame duck session might not end Thursday.

He says it's a possibility that lawmakers will be back after Christmas.