Ammon Bundy, the de facto leader of the armed militia that has taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the Oregon wild's, stepped up to the microphones and gave a convoluted press conference today.
He contended that some nefarious entity has been trying to buy up the Hammonds ranch, but since they wouldn't sell, the federal government has been attacking them. He claimed that federal lands are not owned by the feds, but by the people or something.
He used Donald Trump-type language as he struggled to string his sentences together. Bundy said he wants to restore America to greatness and is upset that the country is "dividing," but believes an armed siege of this federal wildlife refuge is the way to unite America.
The Hammonds, who are to be incarcerated for another two years, do not want the Bundy's speaking for them.
The Hammonds have been clear in that they don't want help from the Bundy group. '
"Neither Ammon Bundy nor anyone within his group/organization speak for the Hammond family," the Hammonds' attorney W. Alan Schroeder wrote to Harney County Sheriff David Ward.
But of course the Bundy's were looking for a case they could overtake and make it their own and they found that in Oregon. Luckily there aren't a lot of people around that might get hurt because of these domestic terrorists.
Bundy calls his new group "Citizens For Constitutional Freedom."
Sure, that'll work.