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News from Progress Michigan

November 20, 2020

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Activists Confront Shirkey at Detroit, DC Airports

Shirkey Must Respect the Will of the People

MICHIGAN – On his way to see Donald Trump in DC today, Shirkey was greeted at the Detroit Metro Airport and Reagan National Airport in DC by protesters demanding that he respect election results and stop giving credence to Trump’s efforts to undermine our democracy.

“For too long, Republicans in Michigan have been able to hide behind gerrymandered districts and their lack of a moral compass to avoid any kind of accountability—but not anymore,” said Lonnie Scott, Executive Director. “We will not sit idly by and watch them attack our democracy and steal our votes. This is a small taste of what’s to come if they attempt to subvert the will of the people. If Chatfield and Shirkey insist on seeing Trump today, it should be to tell him in no uncertain terms that this election is over, voters have decided, and it’s time to move forward together.”