The FBI has thwarted a plot by a Michigan militia group to kidnap and assassinate Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — and overthrow the state government.
At least six people are expected to be arraigned Thursday following a series of raids in Wexford County and Hartland late Wednesday, The Detroit News said.
“Several members talked about murdering ‘tyrants’ or ‘taking’ a sitting governor,” an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit, the paper said.
Whitmer became a target at least in part because of her controversial strict coronavirus lockdown measures that sparked mass protests in the Great Lake State, the affidavit said.
One of the militia members referred to her in June as “this tyrant bitch,” and stated, “I don’t know, boys, we gotta do something,” the court affidavit reportedly states.
The FBI had been tracking the militia since March over fears they had been trying to trace home addresses for local law-enforcement officers, the report said.
“At the time, the FBI