Cliven Bundy may travel to Portland, Oregon, to protest the arrest of his sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy.
“I’ve been invited to go,” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday. “I haven’t committed myself at all.”
Nevada state assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R) has confirmed plans to protest the arrests in Oregon. Fiore has previously voiced her support for the Bundy family and has been in touch with the occupiers. She also pushed the idea that LaVoy Finicum, the occupier who died in a shootout with police, was being cooperative with law enforcement when he was shot.
Fiore told Oregon Public Broadcasting on Monday that she plans on offering her support for Nevada resident Ryan Bundy.
“There is a Nevadan sitting in jail, and as an office holder, I will be there to demand his release,” she said. “If that Nevadan can’t leave Oregon, we will bring Nevada to him. Peaceful, of course.”
She said that the details of her trip are not yet final, but that she plans to arrive in Portland on Thursday night. She also said that other state lawmakers will travel to Oregon for the protest as well.
The news of Fiore’s trip to Portland follows a recorded statement from Ammon Bundy released by his lawyers on Monday calling for state lawmakers to protect their constituents in jail.
“This is a call to action for any elected representative in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, the State of Washington, and Ohio. You have constituents in federal custody. Please visit and contact them to voice your support for free speech, the right to assemble, and civil disobedience,” Bundy said in the statement. “It is your duty to hold federal agencies at bay, protecting the people in your state.”