Detroit’s Fox News affiliate reports:
Michael and William Null were among the first suspects charged Thursday morning for their alleged roles in what the FBI calls a plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The Null brothers had ties to militia groups and were frequently seen at local demonstrations. Including at a rally in protest of Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, held in Grand Rapids last May.
William Null was spotted on stage standing alongside Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf, a guest speaker at the event. Leaf says he doesn’t know of Null’s alleged involvement in the plot and doesn’t have any regrets about being on stage with him. “It’s just a charge, and they say a ‘plot to kidnap’ and you got to remember that. Are they trying to kidnap? Because a lot of people are angry with the governor, and they want her arrested.”
Leaf says that he’s not even sure the Null brothers were involved in the plot.
A man charged in the plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, shared the stage with a West Michigan sheriff at a rally back in May.
We asked the sheriff about it last night on @FOX17
— Aaron FOX 17 (@AaronParseghian) October 9, 2020