Fate of 3 Men Who Aided Whitmer Kidnapping Mastermind
Three men were sentenced for their involvement in a domestic terror plot to kidnap the Wicked Witch of the North…I mean, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The men were found guilty of felony counts of gang membership (which I didn’t even know was a crime) and of providing material support to the leader of the plot. All three received lengthy prison sentences.
The plot was initially announced by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in October of 2020, when thirteen men were arrested for their involvement in the scheme. At the time of the arrests, authorities revealed a detailed plan to abduct Governor Whitmer. In a speech, Governor Whitmer blamed President Donald Trump for providing a “rallying cry” for these extremists.
The three men who faced sentencing are tied to the leader of the plot, identified as Adam Fox. The accused men were found guilty of helping Fox to purchase materials and weapons, thereby providing material support. Fox was the one to first propose the plan, and is currently awaiting sentencing himself.
The judge handed down the longest prison terms so far in the plot, with one of the accused men receiving up to 20 years in prison. The other two men were sentenced to between 8 and 10 years in prison. The defense attorney argued that the prosecution only offered snippets of recorded conversations as evidence and that the jury was not provided with all available evidence.
Their actions, along with those of the other men involved in the plot, are a disturbing reminder of the dangers of extremism and the importance of standing up against such hateful ideologies. While the length of their prison sentences may provide some sense of justice, it is important to continue to work towards creating a society that is inclusive and free from violence and intimidation. I know sometimes we don’t like to think too much about things like this that happen to Democrats, but we’re the party of law and order, and the law is the law no matter who the victims are.