During a Michigan Families United event in Troy, Michigan, GOP gubernatorial nominee, Tudor Dixon, likened Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) policies to the 2020 terrorist plot to kidnap and murder her. In October of 2020, the FBI arrested 13 men who had plotted to violently kill Governor Whitmer. They were members of a paramilitary group called the Wolverine Watchman and had planned an extensive and gruesome plot that was foiled by the FBI. The plot drew national attention and came a few weeks before the 2020 Presidential Election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Governor Whitmer enacted strict Covid-19 rules and regulations which upset many of the Republican members of the state.
DIXON: “The sad thing is that Gretchen will tie your hands, put a gun to your head and ask if you're ready to talk. For someone so worried about being kidnapped, Gretchen Whitmer sure is good at taking business hostage and holding it for ransom.”