Gov. Gretchen Whitmer didn’t miss a beat. Only moments after the (Trump Administration’s) FBI arrested six men for plotting to kidnap her and foment some sort of domestic rebellion, the deranged Democrat called a press conference to make sure that President Trump got the blame for the group’s plans. Never mind that there is no clear, discernible connection between these losers and the president, and never mind that it is the height of irresponsibility to use a criminal case to make a political argument. Whitmer couldn’t help herself, insisting that Trump gave hate groups a “rallying cry” at his debate with Joe Biden.
“Each time he has tweeted about me, each time that he has said ‘liberate Michigan’ and said I should negotiate with the very people who are arrested because they’re ‘good people’, that incites more domestic terror,” Whitmer said. “And I am not the only governor going through this. Certainly it’s been worse for me than most, but it is not unique to me, it is not even unique to Democrats. This White House has a duty to call it out and they won’t do it – in fact, they encourage it.”
Trump hit back at Whitmer on social media.
“Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job,” he tweeted. “She locked down her state for everyone, except her husband’s boating activities. The Federal Government provided tremendous help to the Great People of Michigan. My Justice Department and Federal Law Enforcement announced today that they foiled a dangerous plot against the Governor of Michigan.
“Rather than say thank you,” he continued, “she calls me a White Supremacist—while Biden and Democrats refuse to condemn Antifa, Anarchists, Looters and Mobs that burn down Democrat run cities…I do not tolerate ANY extreme violence. Defending ALL Americans, even those who oppose and attack me, is what I will always do as your President! Governor Whitmer—open up your state, open up your schools, and open up your churches.”
While we don’t know everything about the case against the six men, what information we have thus far does not point to any particular connection linking President Trump’s debate answer regarding the Proud Boys to the men accused of plotting to kidnap Whitmer. Indeed, for as much as the news coverage has focused on the Michigan-based militia, court documents show that even its connection to the plot is limited.
“Involvement of that militia in the plot to kidnap the governor appears to be minimal as the group that was charged Thursday allegedly discussed keeping the broader militia out of their actual plan,” reports NBC News.
Another swing and a miss from a governor who has shown conclusively this year that she has no business holding public office.