Ammon Bundy, Idaho Gubernatorial Candidate, is once again in the news for peacefully protesting.
While advocating in a child welfare situation, he was arrested Saturday, March 12, at about 1:15 a.m. on suspicion of trespassing at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center in Meridian, ID.
Bundy announced his intent to run in June of 2021 stating, “I’m running for governor because I’m sick and tired of all of this political garbage just like you are. I’m tired of our freedoms being taken from us and I’m tired of the corruption that is rampant in our state government.”
He also stated, “We have a great opportunity in Idaho to not only preserve our rights and freedom, but we can thrive by expanding and upholding the principles of liberty and prosperity that were passed on to us by our Founding Fathers and enshrined in our state and US Constitution.”
On March 12, Police took Bundy to Ada County Jail, and he was charged with one count of misdemeanor trespassing. A 21-year-old and 23-year-old participant in the protest were also charged with trespassing, according to reports.
“The arrest Saturday concerned a 10-month-old determined to be ‘suffering from severe malnourishment’ and at risk of injury or death,” the Meridian Police Department stated in a news release. The baby’s parents had refused to let officers check on its welfare after the family canceled an appointment.
Bundy reached out on social media urging his followers to go to the hospital to support the family.
A Tweet from Bundy on Saturday said, “last night my very good friend Diego’s grandson was medically kidnapped because a medical practitioner called (child protective services) for a missed doctor appointment. If this happened to them, it could happen to you.”
Additionally, he is set to appear in court today for two charges of misdemeanor trespassing and one charge of resisting arrest/obstruction after being arrested twice on the same day at the Idaho Capitol in April 2021.
Ammon Bundy is probably best known for the standoffs against the Feds in Nevada and Oregon.
Ammon Bundy is the son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who in 2014 engaged in a battle against the BLM over grazing rights for his cattle.
At the time, the Bundys drew national attention for refusing to pay the federal government more than $1 million in grazing fees. Charges were dismissed after a mistrial was declared.
In 2016, Ammon Bundy was engaged in an occupation of a federal Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The standoff lasted 41 days, again drawing national attention. A federal officer shot and killed one man. No shots were ever fired by Bundy or any of the protesters although Bundy and 15 others were indicted on varying charges. He was acquitted on all charges in Oregon.
Fighting for the rights of the people against government overreach is something of a family tradition for the Bundys. In 2020 Bundy led protests against the Idaho Governor’s “Stay at home orders.” He and many followers protested the inability to gather and worship. Whatever the charges, whether misdemeanor or felony, they seem to get a lot of national attention.
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The Bundy’s continue to embarrass the citizens of Mesquite. Their un-American activities in 2014 resulted in hundreds of what are now white nationalists to go to the Bundy Ranch. They were dressed like they were in the military but were cowards. They drove around town with their guns. They would have had their Trump flags had they known about him. If anyone has driven out to Gold Butte, you have driven past the Bundy Ranch. It is full of junk and abandoned busses and cars. While old man Bundy got off on a technicality, he still owes the back grazing fees.