. Whitmer’s Office Warns Of ‘Normalization Of Political Violence’ After Kidnapping Plot Verdict « JO LEE MAGAZINE

HUFFPOST/After the verdict came down in the trial of four men accused of a 2020 kidnapping plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), her office warned that “extremists will be emboldened.”

On Friday, the jury acquitted two of the men and was hung — or couldn’t agree — in the case of two others.

“Americans—especially our children—are living through the normalization of political violence,”
She added that while a plot to kidnap a governor might “seem like an anomaly,” it actually is “the result of violent, divisive rhetoric that is all too common across our country.”

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