Militia Kidnap Plot Began After Trump Called Armed MI Protesters ‘Good People’
President Trump responded to armed militia members and other protesters at the Michigan State Capitol in May as “very good people” who were simply “angry” over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) coronavirus orders.
RawStory noted that during that protest, Whitmer said she would not negotiate with terrorists.
Trump responded by tweeting, “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” and urging Whitmer to “talk to them” and “make a deal.”
It was not long after, RawStory noted, that right-wing terrorists would begin discussing plans to kidnap Whitmer and violently overthrow the government.
“On June 6, 2020, CROFT, FOX and approximately 13 other people from several states gathered in Dublin, Ohio. CHS-1 was present at this meeting. The group talked about creating a society that followed the U.S. Bill of Rights and where they could be self-sufficient. They discussed different ways of achieving this goal from peaceful endeavors to violent actions. At one point, several members talked about state governments they believed were violating the U.S. Constitution, including the government of Michigan and Governor Gretchen Whitmer,” said the court documents.
It was in that month that the group began to build their plot and coordinate with other militias.