May 14, 2020 •
Michigan Adjourns Until May 19 Due to Protests
Thursday’s legislative session was canceled and the Capitol in Lansing was closed due to an armed protest and death threats against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
At the end of the Senate session on May 13, lawmakers simply adjourned until May 19 rather than call the next previously scheduled meeting.
The adjournment came in fear of a repeat of the events on April 30.
Armed protesters entered the Senate Chamber’s visitors gallery, standing above the members during the session.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued an opinion on May 11 saying the State Capitol Commission could ban firearms.
The commission voted to study a ban this week, and on May 12, Sen. Dayna Polehanki proposed Senate Resolution 118 to ban firearms in the Capitol.
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