Snack Commando leader Ammon Bundy sees the light, renounces militias
Ammon Bundy, the rancher at the center of a 2016 standoff with the government at an Oregon wildlife preserve, said he is leaving the militia movement after criticizing President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Bundy shut down his social media accounts and announced that he was stepping away from “patriot groups,” BuzzFeed News reported Thursday.
HE SAID THE DECISION COMES AFTER HE FACED FIERCE BACKLASH FOR OPPOSING TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON A CARAVAN OF MIGRANTS.
“It’s like being in a room full of people in here, trying to teach, and no one is listening,” he told the outlet. “The vast majority seemed to hang on to what seemed like hate, and fear, and almost warmongering, and I don’t want to associate myself with warmongers.”