Solomon Jones | SolomonJones.com
This week 13 men were arrested on federal or state charges for plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Fortunately for Gov. Whitmer and the rest of us, these guys weren’t necessarily professional in their approach. They got caught because they shared their crazy ideas on social media. Then they started making plans with people who turned out to be informants and undercover agents.
One of those informants recorded conversations with one of the group’s leaders, Adam Fox, who allegedly said he needed “200 men” to storm the Capitol building in Lansing. According to the criminal complaint, they planned to take hostages, including Whitmer.
Fox also told the informant they planned to try Whitmer for “treason” before the November 2020 elections, according to the criminal complaint.
Obviously, these guys had way too much time on their hands. But this is about more than a bunch of idiots trying to kidnap government officials. It’s about the way America treats women—especially women in positions of power.
I thought of that when Kamala Harris gave Mike Pence that Black mother look and said, “I’m talking now.” I think of it almost every day.