GOP Lawmaker Asks How He Can Support Bundy’s Militia Effort In Oregon

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January 4, 2016 9:39 a.m.

Tennessee state Rep. Andy Holt (R) asked on Twitter early Monday morning how he could support the armed militia who have taken over a federal building in rural Oregon under the leadership of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon.

Holt asked, “Where can I send support for your effort?” in a tweet sent just after midnight, which has since been deleted:

Holt previously made headlines for a July op-ed in which he called Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, “one of the South’s first civil rights leaders.” He also supported a state bill that would halt “religious doctrine” in schools before 10th grade after parents complained that students in Tennessee were learning too much about Islam.

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While Holt’s tweet asking how he could support the #bundymilitia effort has been deleted, a tweet aimed at supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) remains on his timeline:

Ironically, the militia members, who are protesting too much government, have provided a postal address for supporters to send snacks, energy drinks, gear and other supplies β€” which would likely be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.

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