Arrests Made In Gretchen Whitmer Kidnapping Plot — Here’s What We Know
An alleged plot against the government has been uncovered, and at least 13 arrests have been made in the process. The plot being hatched is said to have targeted Gretchen Whitmer.
But the way it's being presented in the Left and the media's narrative doesn't quite seem to line up with what we're seeing on social media.
Decide for yourself.
Here's how Governor Whitmer and the media have been running with this story:
"There is ongoing rhetoric. Even the president last night in his tweet storm won't stop attacking me, and I think that it's creating a very dangerous situation -- not just for me but for people in leadership roles who are trying to save lives all across this country," Whitmer told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos during an interview Friday on "Good Morning America."
"Bigotry and prejudice and violence is not acceptable," she added.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced charges on Thursday against six men in Michigan allegedly involved in a monthslong plot to kidnap the Democratic governor and violently overthrow the state's government before the November presidential election. During a press conference that afternoon, a visibly angry Whitmer lashed out at President Donald Trump for "stoking" hate and called the suspects "sick and depraved men."
"Since he first called me 'that woman from Michigan,' we saw an increase in hateful language," Whitmer said of Trump during Friday's interview on "GMA."
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The Michigan governor accused the president and his administration of being "complicit" in the threats she and others are facing by giving encouragement and "safe harbor" to domestic terrorists.
"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," she 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." -- ABC
To hear her tell it, a bunch of rowdy right-wingers are taking their marching orders from the President himself.
Right-wing militia is a favorite phrase of the Left, especially when they want use it as a tool to disparage and undermine lawful gun ownership.
But is that an accurate description of this group?
This writer had doubts right off the top. Sure, the action was couched in come pro-Constitution and anti-tyranny language, but my BS meter was tripped as soon as they said police had been specifically targeted. The proposed use of explosives didn't seem right, either. Explosions are imprecise and can take out unintended targets. Overwhelming firepower seemed more like of a Right-of-Center tactic that would have seemed plausible.
As it happens, there is evidence that undermines that Right-wing narrative. That evidence comes from the mouth of one of the men arrested.
“Trump is not your friend, dude,” Caserta says, with an anarchist flag hanging 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.” -NYPost
There is more in this thread if you want to follow through on it.
From here in the cheap seats, that really seems like a stretch. Especially from a crowd that is actively bailing Antifa and BLM rioters out of jail after repeated charges of violent crimes.
What do our readers think?