Narrative Fail: Turns Out the Folks Behind the Whitmer Plot Aren't Who Dems and Media Are Painting Them As

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FILE — In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer listens to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in Clawson, Mich. Whitmer has ordered a review of Michigan auto insurers’ use of non-driving factors to set premiums and their pricing of policies that coordinate medical coverage with drivers’ health insurance. The Democrat’s move Wednesday comes as Republican lawmakers prepare to soon unveil legislation designed to reduce what on average are the country’s highest car insurance rates. Whitmer says the state must take a “hard look” at how insurers set rates to ensure their practices are lawful. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

As we reported previously, the FBI busted up a plot against Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, to allegedly overthrow or kidnap her by an “extremist militia group.”

The FBI did a good job taking down the group and it sounded like a serious danger to Whitmer if they did what they are alleged to have done, so it’s good they got them.

But when Whitmer sounded off about the plot, she immediately tried to falsely link the president and the Proud Boys to the event, neither of which had anything to do with it. According to Whitmer, Trump had sent a “rallying cry” to “action.”

Of course there were several problems with her assertions. The Proud Boys are a different group, Trump has nothing to do with them and they aren’t “white supremacists.”

Further, turns out in checking out the folks behind the alleged plot, one of the alleged members, Brandon Caserta, would appear to be an anarchist. Not only that, he’s anti-Trump. Check the flag in the background.


Caserta called Trump a “tyrant” and an “enemy.” Doesn’t sound at all like a Trump supporter or someone who is in any way operating based on Trump.

From Townhall:

“Trump is not your friend, dude,” Caserta says. “And it amazes me that people actually believe that when he’s shown over and over and over again that he’s a tyrant. Every single person that works for government is your enemy, dude.”

But somehow this is missing from a lot of the reporting.

The Detroit News implied a connection to the Boogaloo Boys because Caserta was wearing a Hawaiian shirt in a video but they apparently missed or failed to mention the anarchist flag he was displaying in video. Nor do they explain that Boogaloos includes leftists, anarchists and are very anti-government and anti-police, having far more in common ideologically with BLM/antifa than any conservative or “right” group. There’s a basic failure to understand that dimension of the Boogaloo Boys.


It doesn’t take much to find the Caserta video with the anarchist flag or to track down that Boogaloo Boys include leftist anarchists. It’s still evolving what all the political leanings in this matter are. But many doesn’t seem to be something that most media wants to point out because it would blow the narrative.


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