Megyn Kelly’s interview with Ammon Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy and one of the Oregon militia leaders, grew tense on Monday night when Bundy asked the Fox News host a question.
After Bundy defended his decision to lead a small militia to take over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, Kelly challenged him.
“You know the argument on the other side, which is, these ranchers — whom you support but are not directly involved — had their day in court. And they were found guilty, and it went all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which denied their appeal. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to work in our country when it comes to the rule of law?” she asked.
“Yeah, well let me ask you — and I’m sure you know the answer, but who was the plaintiff?” Bundy asked in response.
After a pause, Kelly told Bundy to “keep going.”
And when Bundy asked the same question again, Kelly took another brief pause.
“I’m waiting for you to make your point. Generally I don’t answer the questions on my show; I ask them,” she said.
“Oh, I mean, it was asked intending to be answered, but the plaintiff is the federal government,” Bundy said in response, adding that there is no “proper redress” for the people in such situations.
Kelly then asked Bundy about a report that his brother Ryan Bundy said that he was willing to kill or be killed at the wildlife refuge in Oregon.
“That statement was taken way out of context. I’ve already talked to my brother about that,” Ammon Bundy said.
And when asked by Kelly if the takeover in Oregon would lead to violence, Bundy said, “It’s not going to come to that.”
Watch the interview via Fox News: