#BREAKING: The FBI thwarted what they described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Breaking: The FBI thwarted what they described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Every available study and dataset says that rightwing domestic terrorism is currently the biggest terror threat to Americans
There's a word for this: terrorism.
! "The FBI thwarted what they described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...The alleged plot involved reaching out to members of a Michigan militia." h/t
This is what Trump’s rhetoric leads to. We’re watching you, ⁦⁩.
This is deeply alarming: “...the conspirators twice conducted surveillance at Whitmer's vacation home and discussed kidnapping her to a remote location in Wisconsin to stand "trial" for treason prior to the Nov. 3 election.”
The FBI thwarted what sounds like a coup attempt in Michigan.
Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Whitmer via
When I expressed how terrified I was to be at work while armed militia stormed the Michigan Capitol (with nooses, confederate flags, and swastikas)...I was told I was overreacting....
"The FBI thwarted what they described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and federal prosecutors are expected to discuss the alleged conspiracy later Thursday." via
The FBI stopped a plot to overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer, and it involved a plan to work with a Michigan “militia.” Armed insurrectionists have been legally open carrying in the Michigan statehouse and outside Whitmer’s home.
Stop telling women that online threats are something that we should "ignore," that it's "just some losers on the internet," or that we should "block and move on"
April 17 Trump tweets "LIBERATE MICHIGAN" Oct. 8 FBI breaks up militia plot to kidnap Michigan governor. !
NEW: The FBI thwarted what they described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer The alleged plot involved reaching out to members of a Michigan militia, according to a federal affidavit filed Thursday.
BREAKING: Feds thwart militia plot to kidnap Whitmer via
Wow: The FBI thwarted what they described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer & federal prosecutors are expected to discuss the alleged conspiracy later Thursday, according to the .
Maybe just maybe trumps explosive rhetoric has explosive consequences?
Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer via
ALERT: Feds thwart militia plot to kidnap Whitmer via
Pro-regime militia scheming to kidnap opposition political leader in disputed province
so this is really scary and awful, but it's a relief that the conspirators appear to be very dumb
The FBI thwarted what they described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The plot was hatched by Michigan militia. Recall the "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!" and repeated rhetoric from Trump.
This is what happens when a president fails to condemn armed right-wing thugs. Such as those who actually entered the state capital earlier this year. He winds up encouraging them.
BREAKING: Feds thwart militia plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer via
NEW: The Detroit News: FBI thwarts what they describe as a plot by militia to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer. Federal prosecutors are expected to discuss the alleged conspiracy later Thursday. via
Trump-fueled white supremacists were planning to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as part of a plot to overthrow blue state "tyrants," but sure, white supremacy is a hoax created by George Soros or whatever Mike Pence said last night.
This is the type of story we wrote in Iraq from 2003 to 2007.
When we talk about the fear and threats of violence women in politics face, this is what we mean. Officials did a great job of keeping my friend and colleague safe—but she won't be the last woman leader put at risk by Trump's hateful, dangerous rhetoric.
Should be front page news everywhere and would be if they weren’t white dudes
There is a lot happening today, but this tops it all: The feds busted a group that was allegedly plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The word "militia" was used in court records, but I'm waiting to find out more about the group involved.
Not many details in here, including timeframe. But it does seem worth noting that Trump called to "liberate Michigan" in an April tweet.
Whoa. The FBI says it has thwarted a right-wing militia's plan to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and carry out a coup of the state government.
Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
This plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, put her on "trial," and thereby overthrow the government of Michigan seems NOT to have been a cop-induced sting operation, but an actual thing.
Some rightwing goons were literally plotting to kidnap the sitting Governor of Michigan.
(Detroit News) - The FBI thwarted what they described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and federal prosecutors are expected to discuss the alleged conspiracy later Thursday. #Michigan
Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Whitmer via
We have arrived at the Trump-supporting right-wing extremists orchestrating the kidnapping of Democratic governors part of the Darkest Timeline. This does not strike me as being disconnected from all the conservative news "Whitmer is a tyrant" rhetoric.
Militia members are not accused in the FBI affidavit, which says only that the alleged plotters asked militia for help
This is what we mean when we talk about violence against women in politics. Thankful that is safe. Violence is #NotTheCost of doing politics as a woman and we must all work to end this global issue.
The FBI thwarted what they described as a militia plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Whitmer via
Political violence is a real threat in 2020
BREAKING: Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Whitmer, the Livingston County raid was apparently part of that effort.
As put it "there is not enough information in this article". More details that don't have to do with long-planned security upgrades at the governor's mansion are apparently coming later today.
Thank god they prevented this: "The FBI says it thwarted what it described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and federal prosecutors are expected to discuss the alleged conspiracy later Thursday."
Holy mackerel. Thinking they had a chance to "violently overthrow the government" is delusional, but dangerous nonetheless. via
Detroit News: Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Whitmer
lol an Spike Lee is all like "civil war is coming"
FBI thwarted a militia plot to kidnap Whitmer. ""Several members talked about murdering 'tyrants' or 'taking' a sitting governor," an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit. Men with guns making violent plans. Why are we still not saying "terrorists" here?
These are the "patriots" that Trump was encouraging to "liberate Michigan!" a few months ago.
Gee I wonder what could have inspired these Michigan militia lunatics
Cue and : Whoever you think you're chatting with, it's always the FBI
The FBI thwarted what they described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Disband all militias. Now. They have no place in an open democratic society.
Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer #terrorism #gangs #cults
Soooo on brand for 2020. "The investigation dates to early 2020 when the FBI learned through social media that individuals were discussing the violent overthrow of several state governments and law enforcement."
Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Whitmer
The President of the US is partially responsible for emboldening these groups. One more terrifying reason to #votehimout. Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap and "try" Michigan governor Whitmer via
But antifa is the real problem?? Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Whitmer
1) WTF? 2) Can’t imagine what kind of irresponsible public announcements could have inspired this 3) Is the name of this group the New Dublin Core?
You know it's bad when one of my main reactions to this news story is surprise & relief that the FBI is pursuing this & that the Republicans quoted is taking a clear stand against a coup.
Plans to kidnap Whitmer, overthrow government spoiled, officials say via
And yet BLM and antifa get blamed for being the violent ones tearing america apart. get real people.