Stories tagged: "Gretchen Whitmer"


President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Muskegon County Airport, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Norton Shores, Mich. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump Calls for Whitmer to Be Locked Up Following Domestic Terror Plot to Do Just That

Trump came to Michigan with calls to lock up Gov. Whitmer. As recent events show, those words have consequences.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Photo via Michigan Office of the Governor)
Trump’s Rhetoric Has Consequences: Michigan Kidnapping Plot Is Only the Latest Example

Trump’s history of inflammatory language has consequences. The Michigan Kidnapping plot is the latest example.

Photo courtesy the Office of the Governor.
BREAKING: FBI Thwarts Attempted Coup, Kidnap of Gov. Whitmer in Michigan

Six conspirators were charged with attempts to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday, as well as discussing other ways to overthrow Michigan's government.

Jamon Jordan poses with a photo of his mother, Jacquelynne Jordan, in Detroit, Friday, April 24, 2020. Jamon Jordan could not mourn his mother in the traditional way. At Jacquelynne Jordan's memorial in early April, there were just seven people. No hugs. No traditional dinner where family members could gather to honor the 66-year-old matriarch's memory after she died from the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Major Michigan Cities Struggle With Coronavirus Budget Crises, Left to Fend for Themselves

In the midst of recovering from the largest city bankruptcy in American history, Detroit now contends with a virus killing one of every ten infected.

Photo by the White House via Wikimedia Commons
States Still Fighting With the Trump Administration for Coronavirus Supplies

The Trump Administration wants states to conduct "robust" testing. There's just one problem: They're hoarding the supplies.

This undated booking photo provided by the Detroit Police Public Safety Office shows Robert Tesh, 32, who has been charged with terrorism for making credible death threats against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel. Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said Friday, May 15, 2020, that Tesh made the threats via social media to an acquaintance on April 14.  (Detroit Police Public Safety Office via AP)
Detroit Man Who Threatened Whitmer’s Life Has Been Charged With Terrorism

If convicted of the felony charge, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

Images via AP and Michigan Office of the Governor
Republicans Are Using the Pandemic to Seize Control From Governors

The GOP lawmakers' strategy echoes earlier attempts in some states to curb the powers of Democratic governors. But this round comes with added health and political risk.