Only this time, it was Republican Ohio Governor Mike DeWine who was targeted:
A Miami County resident has told police that he was approached about helping to arrest Gov. Mike DeWine at his Greene County home and try him for “tyranny.”
The case has been referred to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, though a spokesman declined to discuss further details, citing security reasons.
A resident of Piqua, in a police report filed last Friday, said that he was contacted earlier that day by Renea Turner, an activist who has been protesting DeWine’s coronavirus policies. Cleveland.com is withholding the man’s name for safety reasons.
During the call, Turner was reported to have said the plan was to arrest the governor later that weekend, try him for several supposed crimes, and sentence him to a penalty that could include exile or execution, according to the Ohio Capital Journal, which first reported the story, as well as state Rep. John Becker of Clermont County in a YouTube video.
I am not a lawyer, but this whole “exile” thing seems to be constitutionally dubious.
The goal here was an execution.