Idaho GOP rejects Ammon Bundy, claiming he is linked to BLM’s “Radical Factions.”
After anti-government activist Ammon Bundy announced his intention to run for governor of Idaho, the Idaho Republican Party claimed he is “chaotic” and not wanted inside the party, according to KTVB.
Bundy’s announcement to compete in the Republican primary after filing his election paperwork in May was criticized by the Idaho GOP in a statement released Friday.
“It has recently come to our attention that Ammon Bundy intends to declare his campaign for Governor of Idaho in the Republican primary, and this deserves a response,” Idaho Republican Party Chairman Tom Luna said.
“First and first, Mr. Bundy is not registered to vote in Idaho, and he is not even a Republican. Furthermore, we oppose his antics as well as his chaotic political theater. That is not the Republican Party of Idaho, and we will not ignore his actions,” he added.
Bundy is also linked to the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the statement.
“Ammon Bundy wants to split our party, publicly favors police defunding, and has recognized links with extremist Black Lives Matter (BLM) factions,” Luna said.
Bundy showed his support for the BLM movement and explained his position on police defunding in a Facebook video posted in July 2020.
In the video, he says, “I was going to a rally with Black Lives Matter to advocate defunding the police because yeah, the police need to be defunded.” He went on to say that anyone who doesn’t get it “must have a problem.”
“You must have a problem if you believe Black Lives Matter is more dangerous than the police.”
Ammon Bundy speaks out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the defunding of the police. In the replies image, conservatives can be seen losing their wits in real time. Twitter: https://twitter.com/QNXUPe8iYK
July 30, 2020 — Mecca Allahzilla (@TheEpicDept)
Bundy was barred from entering the Idaho State Capitol in Boise after being arrested twice in two days for trespassing , assaulting and obstructing policemen during a demonstration over COVID-19 legislation in August 2020.
In April, Bundy returned to the Capitol, where he was arrested twice in less than two hours. He was first apprehended on. This is a condensed version of the information.