Another shining moment in Democratic Party history…
Police arrested Michigan Democrat Virgil Smith after he fired gunshots at his girlfriend’s car.
Evidence technicians found three suspected bullet holes in the vehicle’s hood; two in the driver’s side headlight; two in the driver’s side front fender; and one each in the driver’s side door, windshield, and rear driver’s door pillar. (Click on Detroit)
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Virgil Smith was running down the street naked when he fired at his ex-wife’s Mercedes. He was charged with domestic violence and assault.
Virgil Smith is Chair of legislative black caucus.
Senator Smith returned to work this week.
CBS Local reported:
Embattled State Senator Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) is back at work.
Smith — who represents Michigan’s fourth senate district, including portions of Downriver and Detroit — hadn’t been seen in public since an incident Mother’s Day weekend in which he allegedly shot up his ex-wife’s car.
“This is the first time in two weeks that he has shown up for work, given his difficulties with the law,” reported Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick. “In his seat today, he will be voting — there is nothing illegal about that. And, as he plays out his legal problems, apparently he is going to be working at the same time.”
Skubick said another state senator, Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) stopped by Smith’s seat and shook his hand, but the pair did not speak because Smith was on the phone.
The 35-year-old Smith is charged with felonious assault, felony firearm, domestic violence assault and battery, and malicious destruction of personal property on accusations he fired as many as ten shots at ex-wife’s parked Mercedes-Benz during a domestic dispute early in the morning of Sunday, May 10, outside his Detroit home.
While Smith has not been asked to resign, the leader of the Michigan Senate has said he should give “serious consideration” to whether or not he can still serve his constituents.