Anti-federalist militants continue to hold the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., as law enforcement officials keep their distance. But they say they're willing to leave if local residents ask them to, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.
Well, it turns out that the fine citizens of Burr, did in fact, want them to get the hell out of their town. Sheriff David Ward relayed that message to the militia's leader, Ammon Bundy. Unfortunately, it turns out that the whole "we'll get lost if y'all hate us so much" was actually just a figure of speech, and the militia is actually enjoying its new digs just fine, thank you very much:
The leader of a group of armed protesters occupying a U.S. wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon on Thursday rejected a sheriff’s offer of passage out of the state to end the standoff.
What a shock. Surely, no one saw that coming.
In one of his previous interviews, Ammon Bundy claimed that the Sheriff is the supreme law of the land. Until they do something that militia folk like Bundy disagree with. Then, just like with federal authorities, like the BLM or the FBI, following "laws" basically becomes optional.
It sure was a great idea to let the Bundy clan get off Scot-free for attempted murder/armed sedition in 2014, wasn't it?