While Democrats—including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer—raced to attach blame to President Donald Trump for the alleged plot by so-called “militia” members to kidnap the governor and take over the state government, there could be one big fly in the proverbial ointment, according to a story in the New York Post.
That newspaper is reporting that one of the men accused in the plot apparently is shown in a video calling Trump a “tyrant.”
Suspect Brandon Caserta declares in the video “Trump is not your friend, dude.” The video was posted on Twitter.
The plot was smashed when the FBI arrested 13 members of the “Wolverine Watchmen,” reportedly an “anti-government extremist group,” according to the Washington Examiner. That newspaper noted Whitmer tried to link the Trump White House to the plot.
Wow! This is big. Brandon Caserta, one of the ringleaders of the group of men arrested for a plot where the group planned to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hated President Trump too!
"Trump is not your friend dude"
He says that Trump is "a tyrant" and describes him as an "enemy". pic.twitter.com/SgaGOW8cS5
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 8, 2020
“We know every time that this White House identifies me or takes a shot at me, we see an increase in rhetoric online, violent rhetoric, and so there’s always a connection, and certainly it’s something that we’ve been watching. But this took it to a whole new level,” Whitmer said told reporters.
Democrat Joe Biden also released a statement condemning the “emboldened domestic terrorists,” the Washington Examiner reported.
Images have surfaced allegedly showing some of the suspects inside the Capitol with firearms, apparently during a demonstration.
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While criticizing Trump, Whitmer seemed to ignore the fact that it was the Trump Administration’s Justice Department that foiled the alleged plot.
The story broke less than a month before the national election, with Trump trailing Biden in several polls. The president has voiced concerns about the integrity of the election with so many voters in key states using mail-in ballots because of the COVID-19 panic. While Trumps critics balk at the suggestion of voter fraud, Fox News is reporting a “major glitch” in Ohio’s Franklin County, where 50,000 voters received “incorrect absentee ballots in the mail.”
Meanwhile in Texas, a would-be mayoral candidate was arrested Oct. 7 on voter fraud charges after he allegedly submitted 84 applications for mail-in ballots.
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