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Politics Trump laughs at 'lock her up' chants about Gretchen Whitmer at Michigan rally, just days after the FBI said it foiled a right-wing militia plot to kidnap her

04:40  18 october  2020
04:40  18 october  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

One piece of alleged extremist plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer included a 'plan to target and kill police'

  One piece of alleged extremist plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer included a 'plan to target and kill police' Law enforcement is on high alert in Michigan as alleged plot involving alleged anti-government activists included targeting police."We're cautious. We're absolutely more careful," said First Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police. "This is one of the tactics these anti-government, domestic terrorism groups use. Law enforcement is the face of the government. if you're mad at the government, you're mad at the police.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer admonished President Trump and his supporters for chanting ' lock A group of men plotted to kidnap Whitmer at her vacation home in Michigan last week, but it was Gretchen Whitmer has criticized Michigan 's MAGA fans and President Trump for a chorus of

The FBI and state police have thwarted a plan by anti-government extremists to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to set off a "civil war" and build a new society based on the US Bill of Rights . Whitmer gave a speech on the kidnapping plot later Thursday, saying she hopes to see

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump responded to the crowd's chant with © Provided by Business Insider Trump responded to the crowd's chant with "lock 'em all up." Carlos Osorio/Associated Press
  • At a campaign rally in Michigan on Saturday, President Donald Trump criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's COVID-19 restrictions, prompting the crowd to chant "lock her up."
  • Trump responded to the crowd's chant with "lock 'em all up."
  • The remarks came about a week after the FBI said it foiled a right-wing militia plot to kidnap Whitmer.
  • Whitmer responded on Twitter, saying, "This is exactly the rhetoric that has put me, my family, and other government officials' lives in danger while we try to save the lives of our fellow Americans."
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At a campaign rally in Michigan on Saturday, President Donald Trump criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus restrictions, prompting the crowd to chant "lock her up," less than two weeks after FBI said it foiled a right-wing militia plot to kidnap her.

'They're amateurs': Feds say plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was dangerous, poorly planned

  'They're amateurs': Feds say plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was dangerous, poorly planned U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Berens agreed the government had probable cause to charge the six defendants, despite objections by defense lawyers.This is what the prosecution argued in court Friday in convincing a judge to order six men to stand trial on charges they plotted for months to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because they were angry over her lockdown order.

Whitmer blames Trump after FBI ' foils plot ' to kidnap Michigan governor. The FBI was able to Gretchen Whitmer . U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Berens ruled the five men’s cases can proceed to a grand Earlier this week, Whitmer criticized President Trump for making statements that she said

Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer slams Trump in response to kidnapping plot – video. Referencing the first presidential debate last week, when Trump told the far- right group the Proud Boys to “stand The FBI said in an affidavit that the plot to kidnap Whitmer had involved reaching out to

Trump responded to the chant with "lock 'em all up."

Whitmer took to Twitter to respond.

"This is exactly the rhetoric that has put me, my family, and other government officials' lives in danger while we try to save the lives of our fellow Americans," she said. "It needs to stop."

Authorities announced on October 8 that 13 men were charged in connection to plots to kidnap Whitmer and overthrow the state's government.

Federal prosecutors said the scheme included months of planning, and involved monitoring the governor's vacation home and building bombs.

Whitmer has already criticized the president's response to the kidnapping plot, saying his administration "didn't do anything" when she first raised concerns about her safety.

She has faced blowback from the president and other Republican lawmakers for her response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, armed protesters descended upon the Michigan capitol to oppose the governor's statewide lockdown. At the time, Trump had called on his supporters in a tweet to "LIBERATE MICHIGAN."

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Gretchen Whitmer accuses Trump of inciting 'domestic terrorism' after his supporters chanted 'lock her up' at his rally following a foiled plot to kidnap her .
"It is wrong," she said. "It's got to end. It is dangerous, not just for me & my family, but for public servants everywhere who are doing their jobs.""It's incredibly disturbing that the president of the United States, 10 days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial and execute me," Whitmer told NBC News' Chuck Todd on Sunday during an appearance on "Meet the Press." "Ten days after that was uncovered, the president is at it again and inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism.

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