It would be easy to dismiss the kinds of people who took part in the January 6th insurrection as deluded fools except for the fact that they are heavily armed and some of the seem to have made fairly detailed plans to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer and, if necessary, attack other government officials and even kill them,
A newly-filed 18-page court document rattles off the exhaustive arsenal that agents seized from properties linked to Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, and Brandon Caserta, six of the 14 men named as defendants in the case. The arsenal included 70 firearms, ghost guns, explosives, and nearly 2,000 rounds of ammunition.
While defense attorneys for the accused men have insisted that the Whitmer plot was just chatter and “loose talk,” prosecutors say that videos appearing to show the men “training” suggests they were deadly serious about their intentions. One shows two men in military gear, armed with AR-style rifles, jumping out of a car and firing at a target, while other armed men stand guard.
Prosecutors also say that the defendants considered a “Plan B” and “Plan C” if the kidnapping didn’t work out, including storming Michigan’s statehouse and holding televised executions of lawmakers over the course of a week, or barricading the doors and setting the building on fire.
Here’s one of the training videos.