“At his rally in Michigan on Saturday, Donald Trump encouraged his followers to chant ‘lock her up’ about Gov. Whitmer, and he was recorded saying ‘lock‘em all up.’ A spokesperson tried to excuse this behavior by saying Trump was just joking and having fun with the crowd.

“There is nothing funny about this campaign tactic, not anywhere anytime, and especially not in the state of Michigan where Gov. Whitmer’s life has been in danger and the safety of her family threatened. The criminals plotting against her were literally going to lock her up, in their plan to abduct her and hold her hostage in Wisconsin.

“Inciting violence is against the law, and Trump should not be allowed to do anything that even resembles it, during these unprecedented and volatile times.”