A guy banned from the Idaho capitol grounds runs for governor. He hates the government so much he wants to become governor. We are in strange times, but after all, Stalin predicted TikTok.
I took this video of what I’m prettty sure is Ammon Bundy getting arrested. Go to the end for my heckling. pic.twitter.com/rYLk7bQCTX
— Emily Walton, Mask Wearer (@Walton_Emily) April 8, 2021
He’s banned from the Idaho Capitol building, but that didn’t stop Ammon Bundy from taking the first step toward running for Idaho governor.
Bundy, who lives in Emmett, filed paperwork Friday to appoint a treasurer to a campaign for governor. The anti-government activist appeared to have appointed himself as treasurer, but according to a Secretary of State Office tweet, a treasurer must be a registered Idaho voter. According to the office, Bundy will either need to become a registered voter and refile the paperwork or name a new treasurer and refile. The tweet also stated the office has notified Bundy of the need to refile or register.
During the past year, police arrested Bundy multiple times in Boise, with most of those arrests occurring at the Idaho Capitol. He was handcuffed and wheeled out of the Capitol on an office chair after refusing to leave in August. He was banned from the building for a year, but returned, which led to arrests for trespassing. Bundy returned again last month and was arrested twice in one day.
Bundy has yet to announce a formal campaign for the office currently held by another Emmett resident, Idaho Gov. Brad Little.
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) May 22, 2021
— Mary 😷😭🌶🖤 (@MHPoison1) January 9, 2021
Trump gives clemency to cattle ranchers in Oregon imprisoned in connection with a fire on public grazing land. These ranchers were often cited by Ammon Bundy to justify armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife in Oregon. pic.twitter.com/AFdUqAzXzK
— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) July 10, 2018
Biden BLM rescinds grazing permits granted to the Hammonds on Trump's last day in office. The Hammonds were at the center of the Malheur Standoff led by Ammon Bundy in 2016. #oregonstandoffhttps://t.co/sciDR5kiii via @HuffPostPol
— Jacqueline Keeler (@jfkeeler) March 4, 2021