Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has been in the spotlight more than once over the last year. Now Whitmer faces accusations that she helped lead her own version of an insurrection back in 2012 and there's video to go with it.

Tudor Dixon, a Republican gubernatorial candidate for Michigan, posted the following statement on Twitter along with the following video.

Dixon said: "Here’s a totally random reminder that Dem Governor @GretchenWhitmer led her own “insurrection” back in 2012 at the Michigan Capitol because Republicans proposed a Right to Work law. It got violent. Here she is bragging about it.

Dixon uses the word 'insurrection' in her claim and the video shows some similar behaviors that could be comparable to that of January 6th's event at the United States Capitol.

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It should be noted that Gretchen Whitmer was a Democratic senator while this video took place. There are lots of people protesting outside of the Michigan State Capitol and Whitmer allegedly let people into the Michigan Capitol amid the chaos. She says in the beginning of the video that she "threw open the doors to the Capitol and led the resistance from her office."

Whitmer has not commented on this recently unearthed video just yet, but she could make a statement on it - that is to be determined.

It should also be noted that this video is clearly selectively edited to make Whitmer look bad and display the violence or more active parts of the day. That is clear from the editing alone - but that does not negate any of the things that Whitmer herself says or does for comparisons to the Jan 6 insurrection.

We need to be clear on that, but Whitmer still does not look very good for being part of a day where the Michigan Capitol was covered in people like lemmings running off a cliff together.

WATCH THE VIDEO from 2012 that shows Whitmer in action amid chaos over legislation:

Insider published this on December 11, 2012:
Thousands of union members and organized labor activists have stormed the Michigan state capitol this morning to protest pending "right-to-work" legislation that is scheduled for a vote Tuesday.
The Detroit Free Press reports that protesters have already filled the Capitol building in Lansing. According to the newspaper, 10,000 people are expected to gather outside to demonstrate against the law, which would make it illegal to require workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment.