Ammon Bundy, the leader of the occupation at an federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, released a new statement from jail through his lawyers on Monday.
In the statement recorded on Saturday and published on YouTube by his lawyers on Monday, Bundy called on state lawmakers to visit their constituents in prison and protect their rights to free speech from the federal government.
"This is a call to action for any elected representative in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, the State of Washington, and Ohio. You have constituents in federal custody. Please visit and contact them to voice your support for free speech, the right to assemble, and civil disobedience," Bundy said in the statement. "It is your duty to hold federal agencies at bay, protecting the people in your state," he continued in his statement to state officials.
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