Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf's comments about the alleged plot to kidnap the Michigan Governor and incite a civil war have many individuals taking issue over what he said.
Leaf said, "it's just a charge, and they say a plot to kidnap and you got to remember that."
"Are they trying to kidnap? Because a lot of people are angry with the governor, and they want her arrested. So are they trying to arrest or was it a kidnap attempt? Because you can still in Michigan if it's a felony, make a felon arrest." Leaf told Fox news.
Leaf now says he's not defending the alleged actions of the men.
"I don't want anybody to think I'm sympathetic towards these charges, right, these are very, very serious charges. This is a horrible act; we don't want them to get away with it."
Leaf says he doesn't agree with the men's alleged actions and says he is not defending them.
A protest seeking Leaf's resignation is planned for 8-am Tuesday October 13, has been cancelled.