Sept. 24 2015 07:47 AM

Militia defends liberal senator from threats of 'treason' arrest

Militia groups in Michigan are coming to the defense of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

The news comes as CQ Roll Callreports Capitol Police are investigating a threat to arrest Stabenow for 'treason' for her support of the Iran nuclear deal.

Jon Ritzheimer, the Arizona resident who reportedly attracted FBI attention when he organized an anti-Muslim protest rally and “draw Muhammad” cartoon contest at a Phoenix mosque, shared his plan to organize with fellow U.S. Marines in an open letter posted online Monday.

“We are planning on arresting Senator Debbie Stabenow, who voted yes to the Iran Nuke Deal. She will be arrested for treason under Article 3 Section 3 of the Constitution,” states the letter. “We have chosen her as our first target due to our strong ties with the Michigan State Militia and their lax gun laws that will allow us to operate in a manner necessary for an operation like this.”

Ritzheimer, 31, claims that after successfully detaining the Michigan Democrat, he and his armed militia “will continue to move across the country and arrest everyone involved with the Iran Nuke Deal” including the president.

That announcement has not settled well with members of Michigan's militia community. Michael W. Lackomar, of Brighton, is the communications guy for the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia -- the state's largest. He said all of the state's militia have spoken and come to the conclusion that Ritzheimer "has no authority to do this," and that the Arizona resident does not have support in state with local militias.
Here's what Lackomar told City Pulse The Beat via Facebook message last night:
His choice of Michigan as his target, we feel, is meant to get attention.
Now, Understand... I have very little in common with Stabenow, and I disagree with MOST of her positions.
BUT, She is OUR (Michigan's) elected representative. AND... For an outsider to think he can come in and remove OUR people... That's unacceptable. The militias of Michigan will oppose this illegal attempt to harass and detain our officials... by force, if we must.
Stabenow is surely thanking her lucky stars this morning.