Republicans and Bundy

Roger Stone, GOP gadfly who testified this week before a U.S. House committee investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 election, has taken up the cause of Cliven Bundy.

Stone was kicked out of the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in Los Angeles this month because of his tweets against women, Jews and minorities. He says he has revived his efforts to get presidential pardons for rancher Cliven Bundy and his co-defendants who are being tried on charges stemming from the 2014 armed standoff that followed efforts to make Bundy pay his bills. Bundy supporters with guns poured in from around the West until the Bureau of Land Management called off a roundup of Bundy’s cattle, intended for sale against his unpaid grazing fees.

Stone was an adviser to Trump in the 2016 campaign until forced out of the Trump organization.