Mike Detmer, a used-car salesman from Howell who unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination in the 8th Congressional district this year, is advocating the killing of those he deems guilty of “election fraud” in 2020.
Detmer made the proclamation in a Facebook post on Nov. 20, saying that what he deems “election fraud” and “fixing” will “necessitate firing squads.”
Here’s his post:
Detmer did not specify who he thinks should be killed, but he has railed against a wide assortment of both Democrats and Republicans in his Facebook posts since the Nov. 3 election.
Detmer has become a wildly controversial figure in local politics since he burst onto the scene last year. Among other things, he attracted statewide attention earlier this year when he posed for a mask-less photo in April with members of the Proud Boys. He ended up finishing second to Paul Junge in the four-person GOP primary in the 8th Congressional District, but finished first in Livingston County.