Activists confronted Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey at a Detroit airport Friday morning on his way to meet with President Trump.
Videos posted to social media show protesters following Shirkey with signs that read “Democracy is still in the ballots” and “Uphold democracy” as he made his way to security. “Protect our votes!” one protester yelled, starting a chant that was repeated by a number of others.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that Trump had invited Shirkey and Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield for a Friday meeting. The report said that it was “not immediately clear what the meeting would be about,” but it noted that the Trump campaign was “openly floating the notion of trying to get friendly state legislatures to appoint electors who would overturn the will of the voters.”
In a text message to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent while she was giving a live interview on CNN on Friday morning,