Greg Gianforte’s Indefensible Celebration of Arsonist Poachers Emboldens Extremists
Bad as Greg Gianforte is, I was actually astonished when I read that he had issued a press release praising—even celebrating—the decision by President Trump to pardon Dwight and Steven Hammond, the arsonist ranchers who sparked the Bundy takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. Gianforte, who admittedly has more experience with the criminal justice system than I do, offered some red meat, anti-government rhetoric to justify his support of the pair’s pardon: President Trump’s decision to pardon Dwight and Steven Hammond is a win for property rights and our way of life. Overzealous bureaucrats from the Obama