Liberals irritated by Cliven Bundy’s battle with the federal government over land rights issues are celebrating his arrest.
@Gormogons I just want to live my life without hearing the name “Cliven Bundy” again. He’s the Mary Jo Buttafuoco of the fringe Right.
— Blaknsam (@Blaknsam) February 11, 2016
What were these ppl so ticked off about before the thing became a circus? Grazing fees & grass fires, right??
— Earl Noah Bernsby (@EarlNoahBernsby) February 11, 2016
Ammon Bundy: “HELLO DAD, I’M IN JAIL!”
Cliven Bundy: “Hello, son, I’m in jail!”
Both: “We’re going to stay here! We like it!” #wasnotwas
— Jess Nevins (@jessnevins) February 11, 2016
Supporters of state violence against non-violent constitutional activists have vehemently denigrated the Bundys since the 2014 standoff at the Bundy ranch in Nevada.
The New Republic reports the father of Ammon and Ryan Bundy “finally got himself arrested for his 2014 standoff with the government.”
On Thursday the feds posted the criminal complaint against Bundy. He is charged with “conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States” for the April 12, 2014 standoff in Bunkerville, Nevada.
Bundy, the complaint states, “aided and abetted by others, did use a dangerous and deadly weapon to forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with federal law enforcement officers while they were engaged in the performance of their officials duties,” in other words he opposed the federal government’s unconstitutional claim it owns thousands of acres of land in the state.
Lots of charges filed against ole Cliven Bundy: pic.twitter.com/DetL0tToAl
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) February 11, 2016
Bundy was apprehended by the national political police, otherwise known as the FBI, as he stepped off a plane in Portland, Oregon.
Ammon and Ryan Bundy were arrested after police executed LeVoy Finicum as a group of civil disobedient activists traveled in January to a meeting held to end the standoff at the remote wildlife refuge.
The Oregonian reports Cliven Bundy went to Oregon to help arrange the surrender of the remaining occupiers:
Ammon Bundy’s lawyer, Mike Arnold, said Cliven Bundy was considering joining Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore at a news conference that had been planned Thursday morning in Portland to talk about the refuge takeover. [But] almost immediately after she arrived in Portland, Fiore started talking to the last occupiers by phone and left in a car for the six-hour drive to Burns to help work out their surrender.
“I’m wondering who’s in charge. I’m sort of in frustrated disbelief right now that there’s someone in the federal government right now who thought it was a good idea to arrest Cliven Bundy while (Nevada State Rep.) Michele Fiore was negotiating for the stand down at the refuge,” said Arnold of Arnold Law in Eugene, Oregon.
The feds exploited the negotiation to arrest Bundy and further make its case the activists are dangerous terrorists, an absurd claim echoed by the liberal media.