As governor, Ammon Bundy says he would cover costs of liberals leaving Idaho

by WorldTribune Staff, October 26, 2022

In his longshot bid for governor of Idaho, independent candidate Ammon Bundy vowed that, if elected, his administration would cover the moving costs of all liberals wishing to leave the state.

Ammon Bundy

“Idaho liberals say that if I’m elected as governor, they will leave the state,” Bundy says in a new ad which features him at the wheel of a U-Haul truck. “Well, I’m here to tell you that when I’m elected governor, Idaho will help pay for their moving costs — after all, it’s cheaper than keeping them here.”

“Idaho isn’t California, and if liberals have a problem with that, then we will help them move there,” Bundy says in the ad.

Bundy is running in the November general election against favored incumbent Republican Gov. Brad Little and Democrat Stephen Heidt.

Bundy made headlines in 2014 during a land dispute in Nevada culminating in an armed confrontation between law enforcement and his father’s supporters, cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. He made headlines again in 2016 for his involvement in the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Bundy notes that Idaho spends 40 percent of its annual budget on welfare programs which amounts to “almost four billion of your tax dollars going up in smoke every year.”

Bundy also said if he were elected governor he would eliminate the state’s property tax, income tax, and grocery tax.

On his campaign website, Bundy writes: “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.

“We can not afford to have state leadership that lets the federal government bully us, or walk all over us,” Bundy wrote. “And it’s an unfair fight, when the federal government unlawfully attacks the people — believe me, I know as my family and I experienced this first hand, when we were unlawfully attacked by federal officials at our family ranch in Nevada in 2014. But we did not back down, and thankfully, like-minded patriots across the country stood with us, as we fought back against federal tyranny to protect our land and our rights.”

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