BREAKING: Two Men Found Guilty in Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Plot

A jury reached a guilty verdict in the case of men tied to a plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Adam Fox, 39 and Barry Croft, Jr., 46, were found guilty in the conspiracy case.

Fox was found guilty of conspiracy to kidnap the governor and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Croft Jr. was found guilty of conspiracy to kidnap the governor, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and possession of an unregistered destructive device.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a statement after the trial verdict.

“I want to thank the prosecutors and law enforcement officers for their hard work and my family, friends, and staff for their support.  

 

“Today’s verdicts prove that violence and threats have no place in our politics and those who seek to divide us will be held accountable. They will not succeed.

 

“But we must also take a hard look at the status of our politics. Plots against public officials and threats to the FBI are a disturbing extension of radicalized domestic terrorism that festers in our nation, threatening the very foundation of our republic.

 

“I ran for office because I love my fellow Michiganders and my home state with all my heart. I always will. I cannot—I will not—let extremists get in the way of the work we do. They will never break my unwavering faith in the goodness and decency of our people.

 

“I will stay focused on getting things done for the people of Michigan.”

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