Republicans Slam Police For Raiding Amish Farmer

A Pennsylvania Amish farmer was the target of a law enforcement raid last month for marketing milk ‘illegally,’ and people on internet platforms are standing behind him.

Amos Miller claims he is immune from government oversight as he only sells to his exclusive membership group, not the general public.

Reports show E. coli incidents were falsely linked to his goods in two other states. The agricultural department sued Miller after such claims prompted a raid on his property in early January.  In response,

Authorities’ allegations of a woman’s 2016 death allegedly associated with Miller’s goods justified the search. According to a court filing recently submitted by attorney Robert Barnes, the issue is that it never occurred. As her caregiver stated on oath, and as a former investigative reporter had previously researched and independently discovered, the elderly woman who passed away had terminal cancer and did not drink any raw milk product from Amos Miller’s farm.

In January, Republican Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie slammed the raid, calling it an egregious case of governmental overreach. He said it’s unfortunate that small farmers are in such a predicament because politicians are being bought off by companies, monopolies, and governmental regulatory organizations that are too powerful.

He claimed if consumers and small farmers choose to do business voluntarily, he will stand with them. To help small farmers, Congress must pass his “PRIME” legislation.

Donald Trump Jr. shared footage of the police raid. He also spoke out on X, slamming Pennsylvania for targeting farmers who sold to their neighbors.

While Miller continues to defend himself in court, officials detained or destroyed hundreds of items from his farm shop until the outcome of the lawsuit.

The injunction against Amos Miller’s farm was removed on Friday by County Judge Thomas Sponaugle after a struggle with the state’s Attorney General Michelle Henry and the agricultural department.

The judge’s decision permits Miller to sell the farm’s raw materials to immediate family members but prohibits him from advertising or selling them to the general public.

Robert Barnes Law, Miller’s legal representation, will file an appeal.