VanderWall issues statement condemning individuals in plot against state government

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, issued the following statement Thursday after the FBI announced it thwarted a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the government:

“I could hardly believe my ears when I heard that individuals had plotted to kidnap our governor.

“There is no place for partisan politics when any public servant is threatened; today, we stand together to speak out against such actions.

“To prosper as a state and nation, we must respect law and order and unite against violence.

“I completely and unequivocally condemn the plot against Gov. Whitmer and our state government.

“I am grateful the FBI acted swiftly to prevent this action, and I am praying for the continued safety of the governor and her family.”