Aide to embattled Shirkey leaving for job in Nessel's office

Matt Shirkey
Posted at 2:39 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 14:39:37-05

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A top aide to embattled Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey is leaving to take a job in Democratic state Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office.

Amber McCann, Shirkey’s deputy chief of staff and press secretary, will start as special projects director in the department’s public information and education office.

The news comes about a week after the release of a video in which Shirkey falsely said supporters of President Donald Trump were not involved in the deadly U.S. Capitol riot, calling it a “hoax.”

McCann also served as spokeswoman for the two previous Senate majority leaders.