LIVE AT 3: Gov. Whitmer to deliver remarks in response to kidnapping plot

Posted at 1:24 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 13:24:00-04

Governor Gretchen Whitmer plans to deliver prepared remarks in response to a kidnapping plot announced by the FBI Thursday.


Six people have been accused of conspiring to kidnap her, according to a criminal complaint from the FBI.

READ HERE: Criminal complaint outlines Michigan militia group's plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer

According to the complaint, a Michigan-based militia group attempted to recruit members for the operation, which included storming the Capitol building in Lansing and taking hostages, including Whitmer. The plan was reportedly supposed to be executed before the November 2020 election.

The militia group reportedly held several meetings over the summer where they participated in firearms training and combat drills; they also attempted to build IED devices, which were faulty and did not detonate as planned, according to the complaint.
The group then reportedly decided to abduct the governor at her vacation home and take her to a secure location in Wisconsin for "trial."