Bundy court arraignment goes off the rails
The defendants refused to enter pleas.
The arraignment of Ammon and Ryan Bundy grew tense Friday as both brothers scoffed when asked to enter pleas in a case regarding their involvement in the 2014 Bundy Ranch standoff in Nevada.
Brian Cavalier, Blaine Cooper and Ryan Payne also refused to offer pleas at the arraignment after, according to ABC News, the defendants asked the court to read the charges against them verbatim, which took more than 90 minutes.
“I will not be entering a plea today,” Cavalier said, according to ABC. The news outlet reported that instead Cavalier pulled out a small copy of the Constitution and gave it to federal prosecutors.
Ultimately, the judge offered a “not guilty” plea for the Bundys and the co-defendents.