Moments ago, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer put blame of President Trump for the alleged kidnapping plot against her that was disrupted by the FBI.
“Hate groups heard the president’s words as a rallying cry, as a call to action,” Whitmer said.
.@GovWhitmer blames disrupted kidnapping plot on Trump telling the Proud Boys to “standback and standby”
"Hate groups heard the president’s words as a rallying cry, as a call to action." pic.twitter.com/AoBPqdRDXP
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 8, 2020
In addition, Joe Biden argued PresidentTrump’s tweet earlier this year to “LIBERATE MICHIGAN” may have encouraged a now-foiled kidnapping plot against Whitmer, though the criminal complaint itself doesn’t say that.
Per CBS News “Federal and state authorities in Michigan unveiled charges against 13 people accused of separate plots to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer over coronavirus restrictions she imposed in the state, detailing the harrowing allegations in court papers on Thursday.”
“Six suspects face federal charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and were arrested Wednesday. A criminal complaint filed in federal court Tuesday and unsealed Thursday identifies the suspects as Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta. The six are accused of plotting to kidnap Whitmer at her vacation home and place her on trial for treason before the November election.”
The report adds “Seven more people linked to a militia group known as the Wolverine Watchmen are in custody on state charges, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said. The seven are accused of attempting to find the home addresses of law enforcement officers to target them, making threats of violence intended to “instigate a civil war” and engaging in planning and training to attack the Michigan capitol building and kidnap government officials, including Whitmer.”