Way back in 2014, a Cliven Bundy and his band of anti-government gunmen tried to start a small war with the Bureau of Land Management (some of them recently tried again in Oregon). Today, one of the leaders of that fight is in federal custody—and that means Donald Trump is down one campaign officer.
Jerry DeLemus is a fixture of the New Hampshire Tea Party scene and co-chairman of the state’s Veterans for Donald Trump group. He’s also, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports, under arrest over federal charges stemming from the Bundy Ranch standoff:
DeLemus is facing nine federal charges based on an indictment brought in Nevada, including conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, threatening a federal law enforcement officer, assault on a federal officer, obstruction of justice, attempting to impede or injure a federal law enforcement officer, interference with interstate commerce by extortion, and several firearms charges, according to court records.
The report is confirmed by multiple Facebook posts by friends and famly of DeLemus:
Jerry’s wife Susan is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.