One American Confesses to Governor Michigan’s Kidnapping Plan
One of 14 men suspected of trying to kidnap the governor of Michigan has been kicked out of school and confessed to being part of a conspiracy involving Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday.
Suspect Ty Garbin made his confession before the federal court in Grand Rapids after making a deal with law enforcement to testify against the other thirteen defendants.
Federal and Michigan criminal cases are pending against them.
Garbin was arrested along with four others in October and charged by federal authorities. They allegedly planned to kidnap Whitmer from her vacation home last summer. The confession states that Garbin and the others were part of an anti-government militia called Wolverine Watchmen.
Eight of the suspects have been charged by the state on suspicion of terrorism and, according to the public prosecutor, are also members of the militia.
The suspects wanted to kidnap Whitmer because they disagreed with the restrictive measures she took as governor to prevent the coronavirus spread.