Ammon Bundy, the mastermind of the 2016 Oregon wildlife refuge standoff is still in jail and he says it is the hardest thing he’s ever done.
But, he’s showing no remorse for his actions and said that to keep busy he is taking solace in the words of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
“It’s the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Bundy told the Oregonian. “I don’t regret what we did because I knew it was right.”
The Oregonian gives a snapshot into what Bundy’s new life is like.
“To pass the time, he takes inspiration from the jailhouse words of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. about the importance of civil disobedience, reads passages from Scripture, keeps a journal and tries to respond to the more than 220 people who have sent him letters since his arrest. He also runs in place and does jumping jacks in his 7-by-12-foot cell to keep in shape.”
Bundy told the newspaper that he has had a difficult time staying in touch with his family, which resides back in Idaho.
Bundy was part of a month-long occupation that left one man, LaVoy Finicum dead after he was shot by an Oregon state police officer. Video of the shooting shows Finicum reaching into a pocket when he was shot. Bundy told the Oregonian, however, that he did not feel like Finicum’s death was his fault.
“Everyone made their own decision. We’re all adults,” Bundy told the paper adding that law enforcement “should be ashamed of it.”