Six Men arrested after FBI stops militia in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the government.
A lonely man reacts to crazy Michigan news! Arrests made in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The FBI foils plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer from a Militia that tried to kidnap the Governor.
Six men plotted to try to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at her vacation home, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in federal court.
Four of the six men had planned to meet Wednesday to “make a payment on explosives and exchange tactical gear,” the FBI said in the court filing.
The FBI quoted one of the accused as saying Whitmer “has no checks and balances at all. She has uncontrolled power right now. All good things must come to an end.”
Authorities scheduled a Thursday afternoon news conference to talk about the case. The government used informants and undercover agents to thwart the alleged plot.
The criminal complaint said the plan involved Whitmer and her second home in northern Michigan.