One of President Trump’s former advisers says he should pardon Cliven Bundy and his sons.
Roger Stone, who has been a confidant of President Trump for four decades, made his comments at a Nevada rally for the Bundy family who are about to stand trial for the armed standoff with the federal government at their ranch in 2014.
In remarks lasting about 15 minutes that were posted on his Facebook page, Stone used incendiary language to describe the alleged plight of the Bundys, specifically naming the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. EPA and FBI, which are “threatening death.”
“This is the oppressive end of a military, jackbooted government, that has lost all sense of reality, of law, morality or the U.S. Constitution,” he said.
However, Stone also said violence and “gun play” are “not the answer.” Instead, he encouraged Bundy supporters to sign the petition he is leading asking Trump to pardon the Bundys.
“I have known Donald Trump, the president of the United States, for 40 years. He is a just man. He is a decent man. He is an honest man. He is a compassionate man. He is a believer in the U.S. Constitution,” Stone said. “He answers only to the American people.”
The Bundy’s are facing trial after a standoff with the BLM after the agency attempted to seize the Bundy’s cattle over $1 million in unpaid grazing fees. Supporters of the Bundy’s allegedly aimed sniper rifles at federal agents.