He added: “We have a great opportunity in Idaho to not only preserve our rights and freedom, but we can thrive by expanding and upholding the principles of liberty and prosperity that were passed on to us by our Founding Fathers and enshrined in our state and US Constitution.”
Late last month, Little rescinded an executive order banning mask mandates by state entities that McGeachin had issued just a day before while he was out of state. The governor, blasting the move as an “irresponsible, self-serving political stunt,” said at the time that “the action that took place while I was traveling this week is not gubernatorial.”
Bundy’s campaign site also includes criticisms of Little’s handling of the pandemic, as well as what he claims are accusations and mischaracterizations against him.
Bundy drew national headlines in 2016 when he led an armed occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon that lasted 41 days and ended in an intense standoff with police that left one dead. Bundy and 15 others were indicted by a federal grand jury. He was later acquitted.
He was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. He then missed his trial date in March after being denied entry to the Ada County Courthouse because he refused to wear a mask.
The Idaho gubernatorial primary is set for next year.