GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A candidate for Georgetown Township trustee says she is proud to have shared the stage at rallies this year and respects two of the men charged in the plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer.
Katherine Henry first made the comments at a candidate forum Saturday in Fowlerville, but re-iterated her stance in an interview with FOX17 Tuesday.
“Are you proud to have stood on stage with the Null brothers at rallies throughout the summer? Do you respect them? If so, can you explain why,” asked FOX17.
“Absolutely,” said Henry. “These two guys, as well as countless other different militia members all across the state, they have stood up… volunteering their time to keep people like me safe while we’ve had threats against us.”
William and Michael Null were charged last week with providing support for terroristic acts and felony weapons charges.
Henry says she met the brothers at rallies across the state throughout the summer, but could not list the amount of times they met. She recalls them being at a rally in Grand Rapids in May and an event 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 up and provide a defensive kind of protection if necessary.”
Henry questioned the charges brought forth by the state, saying the brothers never spoke about anything crazy around her. She added the alleged attack never happened.
“It didn’t happen, these guys didn’t do it, or at least the two that I know of,” said Henry. “Their only “crimes” were literally only being members of a militia and owning a lot of firearms.”
Henry places the blame on elected leaders in the state, and others, who condemned the men’s actions.
“What they are doing is essentially assuming that these guys are guilty until proven innocent,” said Henry. “We have a duty to uphold the constitution. That means the presumption of innocence. That means the due process of law elements.”
“Do you understand why people may be speaking out and condemning you know this violence that they were allegedly planning?” asked FOX17.
“No I think that’s stupidity,” said Henry. “I think that’s blind, ignorant stupidity quite frankly.”
Henry says as a constitutional lawyer, it’s her job to ensure the rights protected in it.
“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.”
Henry added if someone doesn’t like the constitution, they should not vote for her and that is okay. She is one of six candidates vying for four trustee seats.
“If someone is that much against the constitution, the they should go somewhere else,” said Henry. “If somebody doesn’t like the constitution, don’t vote for me because I’m going to do everything that I need to do to uphold our U.S. and Michigan constitutions, not just when I like, not just when it’s convenient, not just when it serves me politically to do so.”