Skip to comments.Democrats Blame Trump Rhetoric For Michigan Governor Kidnapping Plot
Posted on 10/08/2020 4:41:39 PM PDT by karpov
Democrats on Thursday made it clear they felt President Trump was at least in part to blame for a thwarted scheme to kidnap the governor of Michigan, citing the president's divisive rhetoric that has often found support among white supremacists and other hate groups.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had foiled a plot by militia members to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, and take her to a secure location in Wisconsin for "trial." Six men have been arrested and are facing federal charges. In a coordinated move, seven more people with ties to a far-right militia group are facing state charges in Michigan pursuant to the state's anti-terrorism act.
In a Thursday press conference, Whitmer thanked law enforcement for their efforts to bring "these sick and depraved men to justice." She also pointed to language by the president, particularly Trump's recent refusals to openly condemn white supremacists, as inciting this sort of political violence.
"Just last week, the president of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups, like these two Michigan militia groups. 'Stand back and stand by,' he told them. 'Stand back and stand by.' Hate groups heard the president's words not as a rebuke but as a rallying cry, as a call to action," she said. Whitmer was referring to one of Trump's responses in the last presidential debate, in which he declined to condemn white supremacy. After days of criticism, he did condemn white supremacist groups in a TV interview.
There was not any evidence that those involved in the kidnapping plot were motivated by Trump, but Whitmer accused the president of legitimizing the actions of violent hate groups through his rhetoric.
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If blacks commit crimes, we are supposed to redress their grievances. For whites, just label them "supremacists".
I will BET that this story will be quite different in a few months.
an earlier story said 13 arrested, i said 12 were probably FBI Agents, looks like only 7 were
I suspect that many people of disparate beliefs despise this tyrannical hag.
All news has become “democrats say”.
Breitbart has proof that this was an Antifa “False flag” operation.
I wonder how much these guys were paid to stage this “event” in order to win Half Whitmer some sympathy.
Plot. 200 to storm Capitol, take hostages, kidnap governor, all plannig posted on facebook.
I knew this was coming as soon as I heard the story.
I doubt Trump had anything to do with people hating her. She did that herself.
What a surprise!
Not surprised... if it was a real case rather than a false flag she’d not be spouting bs talking points, she’d instead be far too shook up.
Plans posted on FACEBOOK?? Come on.....sounds like a TRAP.
Exactly. This is pro version of a liberal saying they are getting death threats.
Whitmer’s actions had nothing to do with it.
who is that?
It smells to high heaven as a wrap-up smear.
Really. Checking that out now. Thanks.
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