When’s ‘lynching?’ Michigan governor plot leader said

A man charged with planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was jubilant in 2020 when the state Supreme Court struck down COVID-19 orders.

Adam Fox asked his allies in a chat group, “When’s the lynching?” That’s according to evidence introduced Monday.

The disclosure came near the end of the first phase of testimony by a key government witness in the trial of four men: Fox, Barry Croft Jr., Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta.

Prosecutors say the four are antigovernment extremists who wanted to grab the Democratic governor at her vacation home in northern Michigan in retaliation for a series of sweeping orders during the pandemic.