Agent: Michigan, Virginia governors mentioned in kidnap plot

Oct 15, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (AP)--   An FBI agent has testified that members of anti-government paramilitary groups who plotted to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also discussed abducting Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

Gov. Ralph Northam

The agent said Tuesday that both governors were mentioned during a June meeting in Ohio of extremists from several states. No one has been charged with plotting against Northam.

A federal judge in Grand Rapids, Michigan, ordered three Michigan defendants held without bond before trial in the alleged scheme involving Whitmer. The judge delayed a decision on two other Michigan men. Another was ordered transferred to Michigan from his home state of Delaware.