It’s been a rough winter for the good people of Burns, Ore., zip code 97720. In fact, all of Harney County has struggled after a band of armed outsiders took over a nearby bird sanctuary and created a firestorm.
Sadly, Idahoans were involved in every part of it.
Ammon Bundy — Emmet, Idaho
Bundy was the ringleader of the armed takeover at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He’s now in jail.
Rep. Sage Dixon — Ponderay, Idaho
Dixon met with Bundy at Malheur on a cold January evening during a “fact finding” mission.
Sandra Anderson — Riggins, Idaho
Anderson was one of the last armed militants at Malheur. She’s now in jail.
Rep. Judy Boyle — Midvale, Idaho
Boyle made two trips to Malheur to support the armed insurgency. She insists the whole thing was an exercise of First Amendment rights.
Sean Anderson — Riggins, Idaho
Anderson gained notoriety when he told fellow “patriots” to kill law enforcement officers on a YouTube broadcast. He’s now in jail.
Rep. Heather Scott — Blanchard, Idaho
Scott made two trips to Malheur, even skipping her responsibilities as a representative to join the media circus. She also likes the Confederate flag.
Brandon Curtiss — Meridian, Idaho
Curtiss delivered a “letter of intent” to Harney County’s elected officials demanding they resign. They didn’t.
Sign the letter of apology and appreciation from the people of Idaho to the people of Harney County.