Good afternoon. All of us in Michigan can disagree about politics. But those disagreements can never, ever, result in violence. And because of the hard work of the men and women in law enforcement – police officers and federal agents – violence has been prevented today.
This case is being brought in the Western District of Michigan. Some of the defendants reside in the Eastern District, where search warrants have been executed. But at the end of the day, what matters most is that the people of Michigan should be reassured that our state and federal governments are working together to keep us all safe.
I want to thank Attorney General Nessel and her office, for their outstanding work and her committed partnership.
I also thank Colonel Gasper, Special Agent Hauxhurtst, and of course, U.S. Attorney Birge.
Every day, police officers and federal agents put their lives on the line for us. In this case, arrests were made swiftly and safely by those officers and agents. We are most thankful to them. Thank you.