Stephen Colbert took a look at the humorous side of the standoff between armed protesters at an Oregon wildlife refuge and the U.S. government.
Ammon Bundy, the son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, and a group of armed men seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in protest of the imprisonment of two other ranchers convicted of burning 139 acres of federal land.
“The militiamen say they are ready for the government’s response and are willing to die for their cause,” Colbert said. “Or from boredom because the government is not responding.” Indeed, the government seems content to wait out the protesters.
Colbert believes this isn’t a bad strategy, however, as the Malheur refuge could be easily converted into the “Ammon Bundy Preserve for the Armed and Cranky.”
Finally, Colbert mocked a recent plea apparently from the militia’s leader who asked supporters to send “supplies or snacks or anything.” Colbert decided to pitch in, using his special Oreo hotline to ask the cookie company to deliver a supply of Oreos to the protesters.