Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, a high-profile supporter of the Bundy family, said she and Christian evangelist Franklin Graham are traveling to the refuge. Fiore's trip to Oregon is in apparent response to a call from Ammon Bundy, who asked elected officials from across the West to come to the aid of the occupiers.
So, God was busy, I guess. Why Franklin Graham? Why start asking sensible questions now? But, the really sweet news out of this is that Daddy Bundy has been arrested. Finally.
Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who touched off one armed showdown with federal authorities and applauded another started in Oregon by his sons, was arrested late Wednesday at Portland International Airport and faces federal charges related to the 2014 standoff at his ranch.
Can you die from an overdose of schadenfreude? I would probably test that if they found a good reason to arrest Michele Fiore as well.
Fiore, a high-profile supporter of the Bundy family, represents their district in Clark County, Nevada. She spoke out in support of Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy's father, during a 2014 standoff with federal rangers at the elder Bundy's ranch near Bunkerville, Nev., over unpaid cattle grazing fees. Ammon Bundy also participated in the Nevada standoff.
Remaining occupiers livestream as FBI surrounds refugeA friend of occupier David Fry live streams on YouTube through an open phone line with the occupiers as authorities make what appeared to be a final push to end the 40-day old occupation. Michele Fiore, a Nevada legislator, also joins the conversation after flying to Oregon to help the occupiers.
She was among hundreds of Bundy supporters who attended a barbecue near the ranch celebrating after federal authorities retreated.
"When in the heck do we send our federal government with arms to collect a bill?" she said in an April 2014 interview with MSNBC from the barbecue.
She later said, "Lien the cows. Lien the property. Don't come here with guns and don't expect the American people to fire back."
Ain't she sweet?
Round 'em all up!