Thirteen plotters charged in a conspiracy to abduct Michigan’s power-mad governor Gretchen Whitmer has not only revealed the strange political bedfellows the reckless media coverage has been brewing, but the desperate attempt by partisans to capitalize on any bad news that arises.
Before setting the record straight, the FBI, which is run by the Trump administration’s Department of Justice, is responsible for uncovering the bizarre plot and bringing the potential evil-doers to justice.
“Several members talked about murdering ‘tyrants’ or ‘taking’ a sitting governor,” an FBI agent wrote in the charging affidavit about the plot. “The group decided they needed to increase their numbers and encouraged each other to talk to their neighbors and spread their message.”
Indeed, the plot unfolded to bring in alleged members of the ‘Boogaloo Boys,’ an anti-government group hellbent on fostering revolutionary conditions, as well as an anarchist who has declared his hostility to President Trump, and as we have just learned, a BLM activist.
This is quite the broad-based coalition of mentally unstable misfits to formulate a dangerous plan against a sitting governor. Nonetheless, the trigger for their anger against Whitmer appears to be her numerous dictatorial coronavirus fiats, which the presumably non-insane judges on the Michigan Supreme Court have struck down as unconstitutional.
Brandon Caserta, one of the ‘ringleaders’ of the group, announced his hostility to the president, and it is captured on video.
Wow! This is big. Brandon Caserta, one of the ringleaders of the group of men arrested for a plot where the group planned to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, hated President Trump too!
“Trump is not your friend dude”
He says Trump is “a tyrant” & calls President Trump an “enemy”. pic.twitter.com/T5paEeTkiJ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 8, 2020
“Trump is not your friend, dude,” Caserta says, with an anarchist flag behind him. “It amazes me that people actually, like, believe that when he’s shown over and over and over again that he’s a tyrant. Every single person that works for government is your enemy, dude.”
When the Detroit News confronted Whitmer’s office with the video in which Caserta criticized Trump, spokeswoman Tiffany Brown said via email: “As you know, this is an ongoing investigation, so I’m not going to speculate or comment on the investigation.”
Brown then proceeded to engage in reckless speculation:
“The governor said the President of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups. When our leaders speak, their words matter.”
This despicable talking point will be thoroughly, and once-and-for-all, debunked below. And not only are the members unproven to be white supremacists (much like the Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, who has made a case for self-defense), one of the alleged plotters is actually a Black Lives Matter activist.
Another charged Whitmer kidnapping conspirator was confirmed by a Washington Post reporter to be a BLM activist.
“One of alleged plotters, 23-year-old Daniel Harris, attended a Black Lives Matter protest in June, telling the Oakland County Times he was upset about the killing of George Floyd and police violence.” https://t.co/twRCmruL2F
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) October 9, 2020
“One of alleged plotters, 23-year-old Daniel Harris, attended a Black Lives Matter protest in June, telling the Oakland County Times he was upset about the killing of George Floyd and police violence.”
And one of the leaders, Adam Fox, suggests the impulsiveness and ill-conceived nature of their plot against Whitmer with the language he used about her.
“Snatch and grab, man. Grab the f—in’ Governor. Just grab the b*tch,” he allegedly said. “Because at that point, we do that, dude — it’s over.”
The seven nutjobs charged in Michigan have been linked to a militia group calling themselves the “Wolverine Watchmen,” and Red Dawn jokes aside, they appear to be a rabble of extremist losers on the fringes of American society.
That isn’t stopping Michigan’s Governor Whitmer from lobbing baseless accusations at the president over what amounts to nothing more than partisan differences of opinion. Whitmer blamed the president’s rhetoric, such as his reference to the Proud Boys to “stand down,” which accompanied his statement “sure” he would condemn white supremacists. Again. For the twentieth time. (Watch below.)
“Hate groups heard the president’s words as a rallying cry, as a call to action,” Whitmer said blaming Trump for an imaginary dog-whistle to white supremacists.
Let’s go to the debate transcript:Wallace: Are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups–
Wallace: –and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities, as we saw in Kenosha, and as we’ve seen in Portland?
Trump: Sure, I’m–
Despite a seemingly never-ending stream of denunciations of white supremacy, David Duke, the Whitmer office continues to push this lie to frame Trump for this attempted act of terrorism. After she smeared the president, she blamed the president when she called her out for her lies.
“Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job. 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,” he tweeted on Thursday, “…today that they foiled a dangerous plot against the Governor of Michigan. Rather than say thank you, 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!”
Governor Whitmer then attempted to play the victim in regards to the president’s defense against her fabricated insinuations that Donald Trump is a white supremacist.
“You know, the fact that after a plot to kidnap and to kill me, this is what they come out with. They start attacking me, as opposed to what good, decent people would do is to check in and say, ‘Are you OK?’ — which is what Joe Biden did,” Whitmer told CNN’s Erin Burnett on “Out Front.”
“I think that tells you everything that’s at stake in this election,” she said. “It tells you everything you need to know about the character of the two people on this ballot that we have to choose from in a few weeks.”
It certainly does say a lot about people’s character. Even when Governor Whitmer has a moment to garner sympathy from a wide swathe of American people for the credible threat against her life, she has to squander it in petty accusations and a lack of gratitude to the Trump administration for having thwarted it.