Governor Whitmer Says “Domestic Terrorists” Are “Finding Comfort” In Republican Leaders’ Rhetoric

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer appeared on “Face the Nation,” and claimed that “domestic terrorists” like those accused of plotting to kidnap her are “finding comfort” in the rhetoric of GOP leaders.

“I have always felt safe,” Governor Whitmer explained.

“But I do believe that there are still serious threats that groups like this group, these domestic terrorists, are finding comfort and support in the rhetoric coming out of Republican leadership from the White House to the State House.”

“So I remain concerned about safety and integrity going into this election,” she added.

House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clark Lake, condemned the men involved in the plot at a COVID-19 restrictions rally on Oct. 9.

Chatfield also denounced white nationalism in a Sunday tweet in response to a story about a statehouse candidate out of Macomb County.

“If you can’t denounce the evil plans and actions of these white nationalists, we don’t want you in our caucus,” Chatfield said. “We don’t support domestic terrorism.”

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