Man Charged in Antrim Co. for Plot to Kidnap Governor Attended 2nd Amendment Rally in Lansing
Layers and details involved in the plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer are still unfolding 24 hours after the federal case was announced.
We are learning more about the men arrested in Antrim County.
Some of the men involved in that investigation were part of the April Second Amendment rally in Lansing.
The picture below was posted by a downstate senator back on April 30.
The first, third and fourth men in this picture were arrested for their roles in the plot against the governor.
The man on the far right is William Null, one of the four men charged in Antrim.
The April rally ended with many storming the Capitol building to protest the governor’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
The investigation spans 18 communities with 13 people arrested.
Court documents show this investigation took months of work by investigators and informants inside the two militia groups.
The federal complaint shows the group had several plans to kidnap Governor Whitmer.
Those plans included:
- Storming the state capitol to kidnap the governor and then bring her to Wisconsin to stand trial.
- Scoping out the governor’s vacation home in Elk Rapids to kidnap her there.
- Holding firearm training.
- Building improvised explosive devices in Luther and Cadillac.
The FBI says they were communicating through an encrypted group chat and using code words to avoid detection.
The group had this all planned to happen before the November election.
They wanted to try her in Wisconsin for treason because they were upset with her actions during the coronavirus pandemic.