Potential kidnapers of Gretchen Whitmer were also planing another governor
Reportedly it was Ralph Northam
The group of men who planned to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of State of Michigan, considered kidnapping another governor. It was also alleged that the group had begun a discussion about whether Whitmer should be shot in the head, and the FBI said Tuesday at the hearing of the suspects in Michigan.
In addition to Whitmer, who is under attack by right-wing protesters because of her harsh COVID-10 measures, the group would also have considered kidnapping the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam. Northam also implemented measures to contain the coronavirus, to the displeasure of the suspects.
The FBI’s findings are based on the testimony of informants and encrypted messages intercepted by the search service. Among other things, from those reports, the FBI found out that one of the suspects was planning to go to Whitmer’s house disguised as a pizza delivery boy and kidnap her.
The FBI announced the arrest of a total of 13 suspects on October 8. Six of the suspects have been working on the plan to kidnap Whitmer since the summer, leading up to the presidential election. Before that, the men trained with weapons, made explosives, and surveyed, according to the FBI, in August in front of the Democratic governor’s House.
The seven other suspects have been apprehended in support of terrorist activities. The FBI suspects they’ve identified police officers ‘ addresses and threatening to use force to start a civil war. The seven men are members of the Wolverine Watchmen militia.
The group first wanted to contact American militias to commit a coup in Michigan. They later decided to abandon the plan and planned Whitmer’s abduction.
Whitmer held American president Donald Trump partly responsible for the group’s plans.
“When our leaders meet domestic terrorists, become friends with them and encourage them, they legitimize their actions and are complicit,” said the governor.
Thousands of Whitmer’s opponents marched to the government building last April. Trump encouraged the protesters with the tweet: “Free Michigan!” However, many of the protesters were armed with semiautomatic rifles.