Michigan Live reports:
Calls for the resignation of a Michigan sheriff who recently shared a stage with members of the Michigan Liberty Militia are growing louder. Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf, who told MLive he knows a couple of the men who were arrested last week in an alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, spoke out against the governor at a May 18 rally alongside one of those men, William “Bill” Null.
In addition to Leaf telling people at the May 18 rally that he would not enforce the governor’s stay-at-home orders, he recently has come to the defense of the 13 individuals involved in the alleged plot to kidnap Whitmer. He did that, in part, during a television interview when he cited a law suggesting that “perhaps they were just trying to arrest the governor and not kidnap her.”
A protest rally calling for Leaf’s resignation will take place tomorrow outside the county commission chambers.
As Michigan’s top law enforcement official, let me make this abundantly clear-Persons who are not sworn, licensed members of a law enforcement agency cannot and should not “arrest” government offficials with whom they have disagreements. These comments are dangerous. https://t.co/UZTJKbjdfs
— Dana Nessel (@dananessel) October 9, 2020
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