Lawyer and Gov. Whitmer Critic 'Absolutely' Proud to Share Stage with Alleged Kidnap Plotters

A Michigan-based attorney who has frequently voiced opposition to Governor Gretchen Whitmer has said she doesn't regret sharing a stage with two men accused of plotting to kidnap her.

Katherine Henry, who is also hoping to get elected as a Georgetown Township trustee, said she is "absolutely" proud to have appeared at rallies earlier this year with brothers Michael and William Null.

The pair are two of seven people linked to a militia group called the Wolverine Watchmen who are alleged to have conspired with six other men to kidnap Whitmer.

Speaking to Fox 17, Henry said she met with the brothers several times, including anti-lockdown protests in Grand Rapids in May and in Lowell in June.

"These guys are kind, they're caring, they are advocates for the constitution," said Henry. "I can tell you that every single time I've seen these two particular guys, I can breathe a sigh of relief that they're there to help keep things on the up and provide a defensive kind of protection if necessary."

Henry also dismissed the charges against the pair, suggesting "Their only 'crimes' were literally only being members of a militia and owning a lot of firearms."

She also described the concern over the alleged plot, which included setting off explosive devices to divert police, as " stupidity... blind, ignorant stupidity quite frankly."

"People are up in arms over the potential violence, or the alleged potential violence or kidnapping of our governor that was going to happen, but where were all the people upset and up in arms that our constitutionally protected liberties are being tossed out the window?" asked Henry. "First it was COVID and now it's criminal cases."

Last week, there were calls for Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf to resign after he was found to have shared a stage with William Null at an open carry militia rally in May.

In a separate interview with Fox 2, Henry said she believes that the Null brothers are part of the Michigan Liberty Militia but are still "good men."

"These guys are fathers, they're husbands, sons, brothers, they are members of our community, they are US citizens, they're property owners."

She added that she believes that the suspects will not get a fair trial as the charges against them are too "politically motivated."

She added: "I think our attorney general [and] our governor are definitely playing word games and calling militia gangs.

"The conversations that I've been personally involved in were people who have been trying to go through legal routes to try to hold the governor responsible, criminally, and civilly responsible."

Earlier this year, Henry launched the Restore Freedom Initiative which aims to amend the state constitution in response to Gov. Whitmer's COVID-19 restrictions imposed amid the outbreak.

Speaking to The Macomb Daily, Henry said the move is about state government overall and denies it is partisan.

"I am trying to take away the extra garbage added to our lives that doesn't comport with our Republic form of government and doesn't comply with our state constitution," she said.

"It's not a partisan thing, it's a freedom thing. This is not an anti-government amendment, this is an anti-government-abuse amendment."

Last week, Henry urged Michigan residents to "burn your masks right now" in the latest push back against Whitmer's COVID-19 executive orders.

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Michael Null (2nd L) and William Null (C) arrive at the American Patriot Rally, organized by Michigan United for Liberty, to demand the reopening of businesses on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, on April 30, 2020. The pair are alleged to have conspired with other men to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty