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Whitmer addressed kidnapping plot

Courtesy Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Facebook Page

Governor Whitmer made a brief statement this afternoon (Thu) addressing the plots to kidnap her and attack the Capitol in Lansing.

Whitmer criticized President Trump for failing to denounced right-wing militia groups in last week's debate and says violent bigots will find no quarter in this state.

“So let me say this loud and clear hatred, bigotry and violence have no place in the great state of Michigan," said Whitmer. "If you break the law or conspire to commit heinous acts of violence against anyone, we will find you. We will hold you accountable and we will bring you to justice.”

Last week, the Michigan Supreme Court struck down Whitmer’s use of executive orders to direct the state’s pandemic response.  Still, in today's (Thu) remarks she urged Michigan residents to wear a mask and continue social distancing.