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Stateside: Michigan GOP at Capitol riot; extremist groups; Rep. Kildee on insurrection

Jan 7, 2021

Six days into the New Year, the nation’s sense of safety and security was profoundly disrupted, as supporters of President Donald Trump mobbed the US Capitol.
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Today on Stateside, we talk with the former head of Michigan’s Republican Party about the rioters that stormed the Capitol yesterday. Plus, we discuss security at the Capitol building in Lansing with State Representative Sarah Anthony.

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Many Michigan Republicans in D.C. for chaos and insurrection in the U.S. Capitol

  • Jeff Timmer is the former Michigan Republican Party Chair.

What do we know about the extremists that stormed the U.S. Capitol?

  • Alexandra Minna Stern is Professor of American Culture, History, and Women's Studies, at the University of Michigan and author of the book "Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right is Warping the American Imagination".

Protests in Lansing last spring, playbook for the insurrection in Washington D.C.


  • Rep. Sarah Anthony from Lansing was one of many Demoratic state lawmakers, calling for a ban on firearms in the Capitol building after armed protesters stormed the state Capitol in Lansing earlier last spring year.

Rep. Kildee: some of the “worst hours of my life” as insurrectionists storm U.S. Capitol

  • Dan Kildee represents Michigan’s 5th Congressional district. He’s a Democrat from Flint Township, one of the longest-serving members in MI’s delegation, and Chief Deputy Whip in the House.