Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has mentioned the presence of Jerad and Amanda Miller at the Bundy ranch.
“Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Monday highlighted news reports that said two apparent white supremacists who shot and killed three people in Las Vegas on Sunday may have joined militiamen from around the country at Cliven Bundy’s ranch earlier this year,” The Washington Post reported earlier today.
There is little evidence supporting the claim made by the Post and other corporate media outlets that the Millers were white supremacists. The establishment media, taking its lead from the South Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, has used the term interchangeably with patriot and constitutionalist.
“The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing city law enforcement sources, said investigators discovered paraphernalia associated with white supremacists, including swastika symbols, but it was not clear where the items was (sic) found,” Reuters reported earlier today.
“It’s very important to bring lawbreakers to justice. There’s no question that my colleagues back here, the governors of Western states, do not want people riding roughshod over the landscape,” Jewell said. “[Bundy] put our people in grave danger by calling in armed civilians from around the country, and that’s not okay.”
In March, after penning around 400 of Bundy’s cattle grazing on land claimed by the federal government and administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Bundy asked for support from various citizen groups, including the Oath Keepers, the White Mountain Militia, and the Praetorian Guard.
In April, following a standoff with armed citizens, the BLM backed down and released Bundy’s cattle. The FBI is currently investigating the incident and accusations Bundy supporters threatened heavily armed federal agents.
Jewell’s comment is the first on the incident from the Obama administration.