Feds Are Reportedly About To Take Things To A New Level With Oregon Protesters
The federal government seems poised to take its first major action against the patriotic protesters who took over a government facility in Oregon, intending to enlist the aid of the weather to help chase the protesters off.
The standoff between the government and a large but disparate group of patriotic westerners who have gathered to oppose the overreach of the federal government has now been going on since last week. Opinions have varied over how to address the actions of these protesters but the feds have not done much to confront the group just yet. This may be changing.
According to RawStory, federal officials may move to cut off gas and power to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge buildings where the protesters have taken residence.
Officials seem to hope that the subfreezing temperatures in the area will help drive away the protesters once the power and heat are cut off in the building.
“It’s in the middle of nowhere,” a federal official told The Guardian newspaper. “And it’s flat-ass cold up there.”