The men who allegedly schemed to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer from her vacation property also mentioned targeting Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, an FBI agent says
The six men, who include five from Michigan and one from Delaware, "discussed possible targets, taking a sitting governor, specifically issues with the governor of Michigan and Virginia based on the [coronavirus] lockdown orders," said Special Agent Richard Trask.
A spokesperson from Northam's office, blamed President Trump for the plot.
"Here's the reality: President Trump called upon his supporters to 'LIBERATE VIRGINIA' in April — just like Michigan," spokesperson Alena Yarmosky said. "In fact, the President regularly encourages violence against those who disagree with him. The rhetoric coming out of this White House has serious and potentially deadly consequences. It must stop."
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany responded that the president "has continually condemned white supremacists and all forms of hate.
"Whitmer, and now Governor Northam, are sowing division by making these outlandish allegations," McEnany said. "America stands united against hate and in support of our federal law enforcement who stopped this plot."