By Steve Neavling
Oregon’s governor said she’s fed up with federal authorities’ leniency with an armed militia’s occupation of a national wildlife refuge.
Gov. Kate Brown said the time has come for the feds to “move quickly to end the occupation and hold all of the wrongdoers accountable.”
“The residents of Harney County have been overlooked and underserved by federal officials’ response thus far. I have conveyed these very grave concerns directly to our leaders at the highest levels of our government: the U.S. Department of Justice and the White House,” Brown said.
Saying the occupation has cost state taxpayers nearly a half million dollars, Brown said she’ll be “asking federal officials to reimburse the state for these costs.”
Federal authorities so far have left the occupiers alone to avoid provoking a confrontation.
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