(KUTV) -- Ammon Bundy, son of rancher Cliven Bundy, who was the central figure in a April 2014 standoff with federal agents for unpaid grazing fees dating back to the 1990s, has endorsed Larry Meyers for U.S. Senate.
The Bundy family was involved in a 41-day standoff near Bunkerville, Nev., about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas over claims their family had use of public range before the 1934 Taylor Grazing Act set federal land policy.
Ammon Bundy, his brother, Ryan Bundy, and their father, was charges with several federal offenses related to the standoff, including assault on federal officers, extortion, obstruction of due administration of justice, and conspiracy.
After spending nearly two years in federal detention without bail, a federal judge declared a mistrial and he was released and put on house arrest.
His statement in support Meyers reads:
As someone who has stood up against federal government overreach and experienced firsthand how the government can abuse, imprison, and prosecute citizens for insisting upon their rights, I know the importance of having U.S. Senators who will speak out against such abuses and in favor of limited government and accountability.
I am endorsing Larry Meyers for U.S. Senate in the state of Utah because he supports limited, Constitutional government, including eliminating, minimizing, and holding federal agents accountable. Larry will also stand for and encourage the People in the Western States to claim their respective rights to the land and resources as constitutionally intended. I hope you will join me in supporting Larry and will vote for him at the GOP Convention on April 21st.