MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Accuses Colorado Secretary of State of Murder

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell accused Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold of murder in the Wednesday installment of his online show "LindellTV."

When his co-host questioned his claim, Lindell said that his accusation was "just an analogy."

Since the 2020 presidential elections, Lindell, a longtime supporter of former President Donald Trump, has used his public platform to accuse various election officials of wrongdoing. His election claims have not only failed to materialize substantial evidence, but they've also made him the target of a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has said that Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold had committed "a murder," a statement that he quickly clarified as "an analogy." Above, Lindell speaks during a campaign rally held by then-President Donald Trump at the Target Center on October 10, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty

In a Wednesday broadcast of his online show, Lindell discussed Griswold's alleged treatment of Sherronna Bishop, a woman whose house was searched by county, state and FBI officials in November 2021 in connection with an election security investigation.

"[Griswold] will end up in prison, prison and more prison," Lindell said. "Jena Griswold is a criminal beyond all criminals. One of the most evil people this country's ever seen. A fact, and that's that."

Lindell then said that Griswold had "weaponized" the FBI and a "law enforcement agenda" in order to abuse her state's citizens.

Referring to the search of Bishop's home, Lindell said, "They have bashed down doors of innocent mothers and pulled their daughters down the steps by their hoodies, put them out in the yard with their underwear, never pressed charges."

He then said that Griswold is "coming up with laws so she can get away with the crime in the future."

"But I got news for you, Jena," he continued. "It's too late. You already committed a murder and we caught you."

When Lindell's co-host Brannon Howse asked Lindell for clarification, asking, "A murder?" Lindell then said, "It's an analogy."

On November 16, 2021, Mesa County investigators, the state attorney's general office, local authorities and FBI agents executed search warrants on Bishop's home and the homes of three other women, including Tina Peters, Mesa County clerk and recorder.

The investigation was related to allegations that Peters had sneaked an outsider into the county's election offices to copy the hard drives of voting machines manufactured by Dominion Voting Systems, The Washington Post reported.

Bishop, who also served as a former campaign manager for Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert, had her home searched because she was known as a close associate of Peters.

"While homeschooling my youngest children, the FBI along with Mesa County Investigator Matthew Struwe decided it was necessary to bust open my front door with a battering ram and put me in handcuffs while they trampled through my home terrifying my family," Bishop wrote in a statement after the investigation. "My daughter was pulled around by her hoodie by one of the FBI agents."

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser released a statement soon after, which said, "We dispute how some have characterized the law enforcement action carried out earlier this week in Mesa and Garfield Counties. This judicially authorized search was executed in a professional and lawful manner."

Data obtained by the alleged breach of the Mesa County election offices was shared by Lindell at his August 2021 "cyber symposium." Lindell said that the symposium would show that voting machines had been used for massive vote-rigging in the 2020 presidential election, but no such proof ever materialized during his symposium.

Lindell now faces a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems for his repeated claims that their machinery played a role in "stealing" the 2020 election from Trump.

Newsweek contacted the offices of Lindell and Griswold for comment.