Law enforcement reveils plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer
Six people have been charged with plotting to kidnap Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Court documents show the defendants were unhappy with Whitmer’s executive orders related to the coronavirus pandemic.
US Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Andrew Birge (like purge) says the plot was in its final stages.
“Members of this conspiracy on two occasions conducted coordinated surveillance on the governor's vacation home, Fox and Croft," said Birge. "In particular, according to the complaint discussed detonating explosive devices to divert police from the area of the home, and Fox even inspected the underside of a Michigan highway bridge for places to seek an explosive.”
Attorney General Dana Nessel announced a series of terrorism charges against seven other men – connected to the militia group ‘Wolverine Watchmen’. Nessel says the group had plotted an attack on the Capitol and state lawmakers.
Armed right-wing militia groups have been commonplace on the Capitol grounds this year protesting Governor Whitmer’s pandemic response and potential firearm regulations.