Oregon Judge Just Dropped An Atomic Bombshell On Bundy Regarding Standoff Situation
A judge whose granddaughter pleaded Monday night for a return to the peace and quiet of normal life in the small community of Burns, Ore., said he plans to bill militia leader Ammon Bundy and others leading the occupation of a nearby wildlife refuge for the costs of the 10-day standoff.
Harney County Judge Steve Grasty spoke at a community meeting and said the occupation has cost taxpayers between $60,000 to $70,000 per day.
“We’re going to send Mr. Bundy the bill,” said Grasty, who urged the community not to provide food to the protesters who took over the refuge on Jan. 2.
“No matter how you feel, do not bring food and supplies up to the refuge,” Grasty said.
Grasty called the militants at the refuge “armed thugs.” But, he also said “there’s no way to deny” Bundy’s occupation started a long-overdue dialogue about federal land management policies.