April 2nd, 2010
04:59 PM ET

Extremist group demands governors resign, FBI says

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A domestic extremist group has sent letters to more than 30 U.S. governors demanding they resign, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI said in an intelligence note.

The note, dated Monday, said the letters told the governors to vacate their posts within three days.

The FBI and DHS said there do not appear to be credible or immediate threats of violence attached to the letters.

The group behind the letters has a "Restore America Plan" that calls for the removal of any governor who fails to comply, the intelligence note said.

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  1. Felix

    The threats towards non-Republicans is an attempt to get by force what Republicans could not get through the ballot. In the past, urban Blacks were threatened with arrests to prevent them from voting. Now, non-Republican Whites are threatened with violence to intimidate them and prevent them from raising their voice in the interest of truth and justice. The response of Republican leaders is quite similar to that of the evangelical christians who wait until a doctor is murdered to condemn extremists in public while celebrating the murderers in private.

    April 2, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  2. Vajra

    Sigh, this is starting to get out of hand, I can only hope no one gets hurt, but if the radical right wing militia groups keep it up then idk what might happen. It only takes 1 violent anti government act to spark some huge uprising. Please, I pray God, prevent these insane domestic terrorist militia groups from harming the Governors. Don't forget Governors are people too, they have families and friends...

    April 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm |
  3. Charlie Erickson

    This is a direct result of congressional extreme partisan politics, and the two parties at each others throats. The people are tired of their inability to get anything done, their spreading of misinformation, and probably hundreds of other negative activities.

    It's a shame that people have resorted to threats of violence.

    April 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm |