We warned readers this morning to brace themselves for another whole big exhausting thing with the Bundy family ranchers, thinking that a call from environmental groups for the government to relocate their cattle might prompt another standoff. That might still be the case, but the newest thing we have to contend with turns out to be this completely bonkers lawsuit the Bundy patriarch is filing in federal court.
Cliven Bundy was denied bail in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, the Guardian reports. He is charged with felony conspiracy to impede federal officers in connection with the 2014 at his Nevada ranch. “If he’s released and goes back to his ranch, that’s likely the last the court will see of him,” the judge said.
Rancher and outspoken racist Cliven Bundy earned notoriety in 2014 for starting a large, armed standoff against the federal government because he was angry about his cows. This week, he’s urging the rural radicals once commanded by his son to continue their armed occupation of a remote wildlife refuge in Harney County, Oregon.
The FBI is negotiating with the those still holed up inside Malheur Wildlife Refuge, OPB reports, after Ammon Bundy, through his lawyer, encouraged the remaining militants to go home. Bundy’s wife Lisa, however, in a now-deleted post on the “Bundy Ranch” Facebook page, apparently questioned the authenticity of her husband’s statement.
At long last, after spending two weeks begging for Miracle Whip and tampons in an Oregon wildlife refuge, one of the armed militia LARPers finally got arrested by local law enforcement. Not because he was illegally occupying a government building, mind you—but because he took one of the feds’ vehicles for a joyride to the local Safeway.
A group of militiamen who have taken over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon have been joined by the notable Bundy family, a group of anti-government ranchers headed by a racist patriarch.
After Jerad and Amanda Miller killed two police officers and a Wal-Mart shopper this weekend, neighbors described the couple as supporters of Cliven Bundy who boasted about their gun collection and plans to commit a shooting. The video above, showing Jerad Miller speaking at the Bundy ranch, confirms the connection.