Weeks ago, Americans were shocked to learn of a horrific plot against the Governor of Michigan that revealed the truly depraved nature of our national political divide.
As it turned out, several men were arrested in connection with a plan to kidnap and likely execute Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, after becoming enraged at her plans for COVID-19 lockdowns that these would-be domestic terrorists believed were a gross abuse of power.
And while the used of the phrase “domestic terrorist” may have been considered extreme by some in this case, new details in the investigation have now cemented that categorization.
The militia group accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer previously discussed taking over the state Capitol building and staging a weeklong series of televised executions of public officials, authorities said.
The plot was revealed by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office during arguments against the release of Pete Musico, 42, one of eight men facing state terrorism charges in the case, WWMT-TV recently reported. Six others face federal charges for their roles in the thwarted kidnapping plot.
Some of the suspects belonged to the Wolverine Watchmen, an anti-government militia. The group concocted two separate plans during a Second Amendment rally in June in front of the Capitol building in Lansing.
And, even more gruesome…
Another plan involved storming the building, locking it and setting it ablaze with lawmakers inside. Musico suggested there were “tactical difficulties” with the plan.
During the early days of the story, there appeared to be evidence that the group was looking to detonate a homemade explosive device and topple a major bridge in the area, hoping to divert law enforcement and first responders in order to make the kidnapping of Whitmer less troublesome.
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