Michigan sheriff: Maybe the kidnappers were threatening to "arrest" Whitmer

“Do you have any regrets about being on stage, sharing a stage with a guy who’s now being charged in a plot to kidnap the governor?” Parseghian asked later.

“It’s just a charge, and they say a ‘plot to kidnap’ and you got to remember that. Are they trying to kidnap? Because a lot of people are angry with the governor, and they want her arrested,” Leaf replied. “So are they trying to arrest or was it a kidnap attempt? Because you can still in Michigan if it’s a felony, make a felony arrest.”

Leaf went on to praise the Null brothers as nice and respectful gentlemen — adding that he does feel bad for Whitmer and that nobody should be threatened with violence.