Michigan plot against state government a reminder of lethality and ambition of US militia

William Null, Eric Molitor, Shawn Fix and Michael Null, four of the men arrested for a plot against state Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON - Standing on stage behind Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf as he spoke at a small protest in May in Grand Rapids, Michigan against state Governor Gretchen Whitmer's stay at home orders amid the Covid-19 pandemic, was a burly man in typical civilian-militia garb, with an assault rifle.

He was one of at least three armed men.

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