BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A central Idaho man who pleaded guilty for his part in a 2014 confrontation with federal agents near a ranch owned by a Nevada cattleman received applause from Idaho lawmakers when introduced on the House floor.
The Post Register reports that Republican Rep. Dorothy Moon of Stanley introduced Eric Parker of Hailey on Tuesday and many lawmakers began applauding.
But House Speaker Scott Bedke of Oakley used his gavel to stop the applause and asked the chamber to maintain order.
Parker was photographed during the standoff in Nevada on a high Interstate 15 freeway overpass near Bunkerville pointing a rifle through concrete sidewall barriers toward heavily armed federal agents in a dry riverbed below.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Harry and Meghan in exile? Palace reportedly eyes Africa move for couple — 'as far away as possible' from William
- Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid
- North Korea issued $2 million bill for comatose Otto Warmbier's care
- Biden enters Democratic race with strong anti-Trump theme VIEW
- In push for 2020 election security, Homeland chief was warned: Don’t tell Trump
Parker in October pleaded guilty to one charge of obstruction of a court order.
Information from: Post Register, http://www.postregister.com