LaSata condemns radicals’ threats against Whitmer

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata issued the following statement on Thursday after federal and state law enforcement officials thwarted a plot against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer:

“I denounce violence and threats of violence against anyone, and I strongly condemn the individuals who today are alleged to have plotted against our governor. I am grateful for our law enforcement, who took swift action to stop this terrible plot and who serve every day to keep our communities safe.

“Anyone who professes to believe in the Constitution of the United States knows that all citizens are guaranteed a right to life and liberty, regardless of race, religion, creed or political ideology. To threaten to take away those rights, especially through physical violence, is to fundamentally stand against that which is God-given and which we as Americans hold dear.

“My prayers are with Gov. Whitmer and her family during this very serious and unfortunate moment in our state’s history.”