“The Senate has closed its own workspaces tomorrow based upon recommendations from law enforcement. The decision was not made because of anticipated protests, but was made based on credible threats of violence,” McCann said late Sunday night, without adding any details about the threats.
“Senate leadership does not have the authority to close the Capitol. That decision is made by the Capitol Commission,” she continued.
A spokesperson for Lee Chatfield, Speaker of the Michigan House, confirmed that the closures apply to the lower chamber as well.
Amid the “safety concerns,” state lawmakers will be working remotely on Monday, a Democratic member of the House tweeted.