Watch: Secretly Recorded Convo Reveals Michigan Senate Majority Leader Thinks Capitol Siege Was A Hoax

(Rallying Patriots) – A lot of questions have been raised about the actual facts of the January 6th Capitol Hill riots and many doubt the official narrative.

But a major state’s top Republican legislator was just busted on camera telling officials from the Hillsdale County Republican Party that the events of that day, which the Democrats just failed to try to pin on former President Donald Trump in their second impeachment attempt, was “staged” and a “hoax.”

Who else is with him? Let’s be real here.

“It was all staged,” Shirkey said in the comments, which were secretly recorded on February 3.

The over hour-long footage, The Gateway Pundit reports, also includes comments from Shirkey that U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was “was part of it… They wanted to have a mess” for the sake of impeaching Trump.

Remember, at the time of the siege, Republican lawmakers were preparing to present evidence of election fraud on the House floor.

Guess where attention was drawn away from the moment those “Trump supporters” began barging down the doors of the Capitol Building?

Hillsdale County Republican Party Secretary Jon Smith leaked the footage, posting it to YouTube in what TGP says is due to his objection to Shirkey repeatedly caving to Democrats.

In the video, the lawmaker said the attack “wasn’t Trump people.”

“That’s been a hoax from day one, that was all pre-arranged,” Shirkey continues, claiming that people “went in on separate buses, that was all arranged by somebody that was funding everyone.”

“Why wasn’t there more security? It was ridiculous, it was all staged,” he continued.

He is correct—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, McConnell, and D.C. Mayor Bowser all refused extra security and former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has said Trump offered national guard troops ahead of the event and was repeatedly denied.

On Tuesday, Shirkey offered an apology but stopped short of retracting his statements.

“I said some things in a videoed conversation that are not fitting for the role I am privileged to serve,” the statement said. “I own that. I have many flaws. Being passionate coupled with an occasional lapse in restraint of tongue are at least two of them.”

In a later statement, however, he did say “I frankly don’t take back any of the points I was trying to make.”

“Some of the words I chose I do regret,” he said.

He was nonetheless censured by the Hillsdale County Republican Party 14-5 for not doing enough to stand up to tyrannical Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s lockdowns and for supporting a ban on open carrying, so, weirdly, he’s a rather unlikely candidate for standing up to the official narrative of the January 6th riots.

Also interestingly, he called the patriots who stormed the Michigan Capitol in a very peaceful and significantly more effective show of protest “a bunch of jackasses.”

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