Each man is charged with three crimes related to a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, including providing material support for a terrorist act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tudor Dixon on Friday compared Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's policies to the 2020 plot to kidnap the governor—remarks that Democrats have since sharply criticized as making light of a serious and dangerous crime.
Experts think the conviction of two men for conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer leaves unanswered questions about the potential for violence by extremists with a vendetta against government and law enforcement.