Is Brian Laundrie a Democrat? Man says he ranted about 'f**king Republicans' at bar on Aug 26
'The guy just looked mad and then at some lull in the conversation, he said, ‘Stupid southerners and f—ing Republicans,'' Hunter Mannies said
Just a day before Florida travel vlogger Gabby Petito was last seen alive, a Louisiana man on a road trip through Montana claims that he had an interaction with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie — who is currently a person of interest in the case — in a bar where the 23-year-old ranted about "f**king Republicans."
Hunter Mannies, 44, a former deputy in Southern Parish, Lousiana, said on August 26, he saw the man who looked like Laundrie. He was wearing a hoodie and drinking by himself at the end of the bar at Bullwinkle’s Saloon in West Yellowstone. “He was just mad at the world it seemed like,” Mannies told New York Post. “I didn’t pay attention to him other than that he and this other couple were the only ones in there,” he said. Mannies said he and a friend of his started talking to the couple -- comprised of a physician and her partner which was when he realized that the man resembling Laundrie had been listening.
Is Brian Laundrie a Democrat?
“The convo got into hunting and guns and politics,” Mannies said. “The guy just looked mad and then at some lull in the conversation, he said, ‘Stupid southerners and f**kng Republicans.'” Mannies said that his friend shot back, saying “Stupid southerners? She and I both have ‘Dr.’ in front of our names. Do you?" Mannies added: "I kind of laughed and said, ‘Well, where are you from? and he said, ‘New York.' And I said, ‘Okay, New York’ and he said, 'I have a name, it’s Brian.' I said, ‘Let me ask you this, New York. What did you expect to find in a small mountain town in the middle of nowhere Montana? Did you expect to find a bunch of Democrats?”
As to Brain's political affiliation, while it has not been confirmed, internet sleuths who have taken a special interest in the Gabby Petito case, have dug up information that suggests that the entire Laundrie family, including Brian, are registered Democrats. "Looks like the #BrianLaundrie family are registered Democrats. Some people were asking," one of the users wrote.
*Roberta— Mason (@MasonBluHundred) September 22, 2021
Brian Laundrie had 'that serial killer look'
Mannies said although he and Brian did not interact much for the rest of the evening as Mannies returned to his conversation with his friend, he still got a weird vibe from him. “He was overly invested in our conversation. We felt watched,” Mannies said. “He wasn’t talking to the bartenders. He was there alone. It just stood out as odd.” Mannies said that even his friend thought “he had that serial killer look.” The encounter was so "odd" in fact that Mannies and his friend brought it up a number of times before parting ways on the trip.
It was only when the news of Petito’s disappearance spread like wildfire that his friend called him and said, “She said that’s the crazy guy from the bar." Mannies said he also watched body camera footage of Laundrie and Petito taken by the Moab police after Gabby and Brian's alleged domestic incident in Utah to confirm that the man he interacted with was the same Brian. “Just the way he carried himself and I heard his voice, it was him,” Mannies said.
Mannies said he contacted the FBI about the sighting and spoke with them for around 45 minutes. “How many people named Brian from New York who look exactly like him are in the middle nowhere at the bar?” he said. The place that Gabby was last seen alive was at a restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyoming — about 120 miles from the bar where Mannies claimed to have run into Brian. Since then her remains have been discovered in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest and her death has been ruled a homicide. After returning without his girlfriend with whom he had gone for a trip across the nation, Brian quickly lawyered up and refused to cooperate with police earlier this month. He has since disappeared and is currently been charged for unauthorized use of her debit card. A massive manhunt is underway to track him down.