Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel tells MSNBC that she still fears dangerous individuals linked to fringe groups in the state.
"I'm worried about additional threats. I will tell you this, this may very well be the tip of the iceberg," Nessel told MSNBC's Katy Tur on Thursday after state and federal charges against 13 people suspected of plotting violence, including the abduction of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
"I don't feel as though our work or the work of the federal authorities is complete and I think there are still dangerous individuals that are out there, and it is a point of great concern."
"That's why I think it's so important that our elected leaders tone down the rhetoric and make it clear once and for all and to be unequivocal about the fact that they do not condone and they actually condemn these individuals and this type of conduct and these type of organizations."
► Update from AP writer in Lansing:
AG Nessel tells CBS This Morning that Gov. Whitmer and her family were at times moved around by authorities as law enforcement tracked alleged kidnapping plotters— David Eggert (@DavidEggert00) October 9, 2020
Nessel was asked if she was concerned about trouble on Election Day or the weeks after if no winner is declared in the presidential race.
"I will tell you that we're doing everything we can in the state of Michigan to ensure that doesn't happen," she said. "We have planned for every set of circumstances, every contingency that you could imagine and we're working with our partners in law enforcement, we're working with the Michigan State Police and with the county sheriffs and all the municipal police departments to ensure that Election Day and afterwards, the tabulation of the ballots is safe and secure and that everyone knows that they can go to the polls and not have to worry about their safety."