A former Arizona sheriff who has taken the side of cattle ranchers in Nevada said this week that he would have allowed his own wife and daughters to be shot as human shields because it would look bad for the federal government on television.
In a statement to Fox News on Monday that was first flagged by Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, former Sheriff Richard Mack talked about his strategy to put women on the front lines if a gunfight broke out between “rogue federal agents” and rancher Cliven Bundy, who reportedly owes the taxpayers more than $1 million for allowing his cattle to graze on government land.
“We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front,” he recalled. “If they are going to start shooting, it’s going to be women that are going to be televised all across the world getting shot by these rogue federal officers.”
Speaking to radio host Ben Swann later on Monday, Mack explained his plan.
“It was a tactical plot that I was trying to get them to use,” Mack said. “If they’re going to start killing people, I’m sorry, but to show the world how ruthless these people are, women needed to be the first ones shot.”
“I’m sorry, that sounds horrible,” he continued. “I would have put my own wife or daughters there, and I would have been screaming bloody murder to watch them die. I would have gone next, I would have been the next one to be killed. I’m not afraid to die here. I’m willing to die here.”
“But the best ploy would be to have had women at the front. Because, one, I don’t think they would have shot them. And, two, if they had, it would have been the worst thing that we could have shown to the rest of the world, that these ruthless cowards hired by the federal government will do anything.”
Watch the video below from Fox News and the Ben Swann Show, broadcast April 15, 2014.
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President Donald Trump flew directly from his private golf course to his vacation at Camp David as the leader of the free world continues to sulk after losing the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden.
"President Trump arrived at the his Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, at 10:59 am, marking his 417th day in office spent at a Trump property and his 306th day spent at a golf course," CNN's Jim Sciutto reported Friday.
Fox analyst complains the media trashed Jared and Ivanka — and won’t do the same with Biden’s kids
When Donald Trump took office in 2017, he brought his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner to the White House with him. Neither had any experience in government and they received harsh criticism for nepotism and incompetence on the job.
That era is coming to an end with Biden hiring experienced professionals instead family members, which troubles Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz, who fears there will be a double-standard of coverage.
Kurtz complained about the harsh treatment Ivanka and Jared have received during an appearance on Fox News on Friday.
The segment followed comments New York Magazine correspondent Olivia Nuzzi made on "The Fourth Estate" podcast.
WATCH: Video captures Trump’s profane rant as he hits golf ball into a pond
Video obtained by TMZ shows President Donald Trump getting angry during his Thanksgiving golf game as he hit a ball into a pond on his golf course in Sterling, Virginia.
The video shows the president taking a few practice swings with his club before finally hitting the ball -- which proceeds to drop right into the water.
"Ah sh*t," Trump can be heard saying. "I hate this f*cking hole!"
"Maybe Trump was off his game because he's still so pissed off about the election," TMZ speculates. "He was tweeting up a storm, again claiming he won the election, saying, 'Just saw the vote tabulations. There is NO WAY Biden got 80,000,000 votes!!! This was a 100% RIGGED ELECTION.'"