Michigan Secretary of State says she was threatened by armed protesters outside her home

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said she was threatened by Trump supporters who gathered outside her home.

Some reportedly had firewarms with them.

Benson said “The demands made outside my home were unambiguous, loud and threatening. They targeted me in my role as Michigan’s Chief Election Officer.”

She added “But the threats of those gathered weren’t actually aimed at me ― or any other elected officials in this state. They were aimed at the voters.”

According to Michigan State Police officers responded to about 20-30 protesters, some carrying weapons, gathered outside the home of Benson Saturday night.

Police say no protesters were arrested and the crowd dispersed once officers arrived.

Benson released the following statement on Twitter:

Michigan AG Dana Nessel issued the following statement: