Michigan Freedom Fund: President Trump, Republicans Who Spread Lies about Stolen Election Must De-Escalate Attack on US Capitol

LANSING, MI, January 6, 2021 – Michigan Freedom Fund Executive Director Tony Daunt today denounced the attack on the American seat of government and demanded that President Donald Trump and Republican elected officials who have spread lies and conspiracy theories about “stolen elections” immediately de-escalate the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol.

“The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol by President Trump’s supporters is heartbreaking and it is criminal,” said Daunt.  “The Michigan Freedom Fund strongly supports the work of law enforcement and the National Guard to reclaim the seat of government from this lawless mob. 

“Today’s assault on our institutions of government – and on ordered liberty – is an outgrowth of the rhetoric, lies, and conspiracies spread by the President and other elected Republicans who’ve falsely and feverishly claimed November’s election was stolen.  Their actions over the last two months have today produced disastrous and violent consequences. 

“The President and these officials bear an out-sized responsibility today to de-escalate the violence, restore order at the U.S. Capitol, and to hold their supporters criminally responsible for their assault on our republic.  They must take this responsibility seriously, and do so immediately.”