(Tea Party PAC) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has made quite a name for herself this year. However, the national reputation she’s created for herself in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic is not exactly flattering. Whitmer was extremely harsh on the people of her state in her mandates to supposedly cut down on the spread of COVID-19.
Whitmer not only enforced mask wearing, but she also attempted to restrict what people could buy from the store. Then, when she was pressed for not reopening the economy by protesters, she essentially threatened to make everyone wear masks longer and to length the duration of the shutdown as punishment.
In short, she acted as a tyrant.
It seems this sort of behavior led to some extremists hatching a plot to kidnap her, which she is now blaming on President Donald Trump.
Because, as the media has pounded in our heads, if anything goes wrong, just blame Trump.
Whitmer’s remarks came in a livestreamed address in which she noted President Trump’s remarks on white supremacy during the first presidential debate. When asked to denounce the group Proud Boys, President Trump said, “Stand back and stand by.” Whitmer believes that was a “rallying cry” for those who allegedly sought to abduct her.
“Just last week, the president of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacist and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups,” Whitmer said. “Hate groups heard the president’s words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry, as a call to action.
“When our leaders speak, their words matter,” Whitmer continued. “They carry weight. When our leaders meet with, encourage, or fraternize with domestic terrorists, they legitimize their actions and they are complicit.”
Okay, time out.
President Trump has denounced white supremacy over and over and over again, but it doesn’t seem to be enough for the radical left. During the debate he answered the question of condemning white supremacy with “sure,” which last time I checked, means “yes.” He meant to condemn the Proud Boys on the spot, but misspoke.
Later, during an interview with Fox News, he specifically stated he condemns white supremacy and all groups related to it, including the Proud Boys. So Whitmer is being incredibly dishonest here.
#BREAKING: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer slams Trump in response to kidnapping plot: "'Stand back and stand by.' Hate groups heard the President's words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry. As a call to action." pic.twitter.com/c0U5HdAh1T
— The Hill (@thehill) October 8, 2020
Whitmer took jabs at Trump repeatedly, claiming that he is “stoking distrust” and “fomenting anger.”
“Our head of state has spent the past seven months denying science, ignoring his own health experts, stoking distrust, fomenting anger, and giving comfort to those who spread fear and hatred and division,” Whitmer stated.
While it is reported that twelve individuals have been charged in regards to the alleged kidnap plot, the United States attorneys in Michigan announced charges against Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, and Brandon Caserta.
“When I put my hand on the Bible and took the oath of office 22 months ago, I knew this job would be hard. But I’ll be honest, I never could’ve imagined anything like this,” Whitmer said.
The reason folks are so angry with Whitmer has very little to do with President Trump. It has everything to do with her awful handling of the coronavirus pandemic. People are frustrated and upset with having their rights stripped away and being forced to comply with crazy, nonsensical restrictions that clearly have nothing to do with the virus and everything to do with control.
Yes, the folks responsible for this plot need to be tossed in prison. No doubt about that. What they were plotting is insane and morally reprehensible. However, their actions are their own.
Video: FBI provides details on plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer
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