Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot
On October 8, 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that 13 people from the Wolverine Watchman were arrested for attempting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and overthrow the state government. A fourteenth suspect was arrested a week later. In addition to kidnapping Whitmer, a FBI agent said that the suspects also wanted to kidnap Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.
One of the kidnappers, Barry Croft of Delaware, also discussed South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster as a target, as well as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then-President Donald Trump, and former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
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- Burke, Robert Snell and Melissa Nann. "Plans to kidnap Whitmer, overthrow government spoiled, officials say". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
- Hutchinson, Derick (2020-10-15). "Officials charge 14th person linked to domestic terror plot targeting Michigan Gov. Whitmer". WDIV. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
- "Michigan kidnapping conspirators also considered taking Virginia governor, FBI agent says". NBC News. Retrieved 2021-02-07.