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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for his response to the foiled kidnapping attempt of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, saying it’s “stunning” he didn’t condemn the people behind it.
“We have no need for armed militias roaming America’s streets, and we should have no tolerance for extremist white supremacist groups menacing our community,” Biden said, speaking at a campaign rally in Michigan. “These guys are hatching violent, deranged schemes like the one against Gov. Whitmer.”
The FBI said the agency has arrested a group of militia members last week on charges of suspicion to plot to kidnap and hold her hostage. The men behind the foiled attempt had been monitoring Whitmer’s vacation home and building bombs, according to the FBI.
“That was a planned act of terrorism, a plot,” Biden said. “To kidnap an American leader is the sort of behavior you might expect from ISIS and should shock the conscience of every American, to see that sort of twisted thinking take root here in America.”
Biden went on to condemn Trump for his response, accusing him of stoking tensions and division in the country.
“But all President Trump does is fan the flames …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics