The following was originally published in the Washington Times.
Former Rep. Ron Paul has thrown his support behind Ryan Bundy’s independent campaign for Nevada governor.
The libertarian icon, who has long backed the Bundy ranching family in its battle with the federal government, cited Ryan Bundy’s battle with federal prosecutors on charges stemming from the 2014 Bunkerville armed standoff with the Bureau of Land Management.
“Ryan Bundy knows first-hand how the federal government feels about our civil liberties,” said Mr. Paul in a Monday statement. “He was imprisoned for two years waiting for his trial on charges related to the Bundy Ranch standoff with federal authorities.”