JOE BIDEN/MICHIGAN/NEO-NAZIS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When Governor Whitmer worked to protect the people of her state from a deadly pandemic, and saved countless lives, President Trump issued a call to ‘LIBERATE MICHIGAN!’ That call was heard. When protesters with Swastikas and Confederate flags, nooses, and assault rifles descended on Michigan’s capitol echoing the President’s own refrain to ‘lock her up,’ President Trump called them ‘very good people.’ He was heard, just as he was heard by neo-Nazis in Charlottesville three years ago, and again last week, when he told the extremist Proud Boys to ‘stand back and stand by.’
There is a throughline from President Trump’s dog whistles and tolerance of hate, vengeance, and lawlessness to plots such as this one. He is giving oxygen to the bigotry and hate we see on the march in our country.
We have to stop it.”
-Joe Biden, “Domestic Terrorism Plot against Governor Gretchen Whitmer – Statement by Vice President Joe Biden,” joebiden.com, Oct. 8, 2020