Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Some of the state’s top CEOs sent a letter Wednesday urging Republican lawmakers and the state’s Democratic governor to present a united front on coronavirus safety measures as Michigan braces for a second wave of the virus.
House Republicans want to allow communities with low rates to opt out of mask mandates, business rules and the like. Few counties meet those thresholds now.
Less than two weeks after authorities exposed a militia plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on Michigan’s governor in a Muskegon campaign rally that inspired his supporters to chant “lock her up.”
On Oct. 8, the FBI claims that a Michigan militia group tried to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. This continuously updated post includes details of the case, the suspects and what's next.
As officials debate a ban on guns at the Michigan Capitol, a video has emerged showing a man accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blasting Democrats and Republicans alike at a protest.
Tuesday’s federal court hearing in Grand Rapids revealed new allegations in the case against six men charged with plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her COVID-19 shutdown orders. Three of the men were denied bond.
Hundreds of thousands of people will be eligible for expungement under new laws signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
A 6-1 Michigan Supreme Court decision is another blow to the governor, whose unilateral emergency powers were struck down earlier this month.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Saturday, asking why state lawmakers, who were initially a focus of an alleged domestic terrorist attack, weren’t alerted to the plan earlier.
Michigan is ‘the birthplace of the militia movement,’ but experts say the Wolverine Watchmen group linked to plots to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, target police and storm the state Capitol appears to be part of an increasingly extreme and conspiracy-minded antigovernment movement.
Federal authorities arrest six men on allegations they tried to kidnap and put Whitmer on trial. They called her a ‘tyrant,’ echoing language of opponents of her COVID-19 restrictions.
Here is a copy of the federal affidavit accusing six men of conspiracy to kidnap the Michigan governor and put her on trial.
Social media accounts of men accused of attempting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer show they shared a love of guns and hatred of the government. ‘If they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
Members of a group that oversees the Capitol say they’re ‘as surprised as anyone’ about an alleged plot to overthrow the government. But their position on a gun ban hasn’t changed.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer thanks law enforcement, calls her alleged kidnap plotters ‘sick and depraved’ and accuses President Trump of egging on extremists. The White House accuses Whitmer of 'sowing divisions.'
Emotions have boiled over repeatedly this year over coronavirus lockdown orders. Violence has erupted over masks and protests have included guns. And now, a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Identical twins charged with terrorism were part of a rally against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that spilled into the Capitol on April 30, state officials confirm. ‘We literally dodged death,’ one lawmaker says.
The Michigan governor faced criticism for her emergency orders during the coronavirus pandemic. But Whitmer also endured seven months of ominous threats, intimidation and accusations that culminated in an alleged plot to kidnap her.
Michigan never closed churches and schools are open, contrary to President Trump’s tweet to Whitmer on Wednesday. But Trump didn’t get everything wrong: Auto manufacturers are expanding.
A Michigan Supreme Court ruling invalidating executive orders from governor also could jeopardize unemployment pay extensions. Tensions are flaring, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer calling Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey an “anti-masker.”