Bill Text: MI SCR0003 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: A concurrent resolution to condemn the attempted coup to overturn the 2020 presidential election at the U.S. Capitol and state emphatically that there is no place for further undermining the 2020 November election with baseless conspiracy theories.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-26 - Referred To Committee On Government Operations [SCR0003 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2021-SCR0003-Introduced.html

 

 

senate concurrent resolution no. 3

Senators Hollier and Geiss offered the following concurrent resolution:

A concurrent resolution to condemn the attempted coup to overturn the 2020 presidential election at the U.S. Capitol and state emphatically that there is no place for further undermining the 2020 November election with baseless conspiracy theories.

Whereas, The peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of the United States of America. The fabric of our democracy, stability of our country, and continued progress of our nation require adherence to this principle; and

Whereas, On January 6, 2021, in what is usually a ceremonial affair, a joint session of Congress gathered to count the Electoral College votes and affirm the victory of Joe Biden as president was interrupted by a group of terrorists looking to take control of the U.S. Capitol Building. The insurrection resulted in the deaths of five people, including an officer of the U.S. Capitol Police. Moreover, dozens of U.S. Capitol Police officers and others were injured. The violence also left a wake of damage and destruction in our hallowed Capitol; and

Whereas, At a political rally earlier on that day, President Donald Trump, who has continually sought to invalidate our duly held election, encouraged attendees to march to the U.S. Capitol Building in protest of the Electoral College vote certification. The inflammatory speech included false claims of voter fraud in Michigan, with an eye toward wrongly challenging the clear and convincing decision of Michigan voters to award the state's electoral votes to Joe Biden. In this rally and throughout past rallies, President Trump's harmful rhetoric and unsubstantiated, conspiratorial allegations of election fraud and irregularities have provided fuel for hate and violence; and

Whereas, Leaders across the country must unite to denounce the terror brought to our Capitol and move the country forward peacefully; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That we condemn the attempted coup to overturn the 2020 presidential election at the U.S. Capitol and state emphatically that there is no place for further undermining the 2020 November election with baseless conspiracy theories; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.

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