Merkley Statement on End of Malheur Wildlife Refuge Standoff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement regarding the end of the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon:

“I am relieved that this unlawful standoff has finally come to an end. This situation has put incredible emotional and financial strain on the Harney County community, and now we all must come together to support them as they heal. I thank the law enforcement officers who worked to ensure that the rest of the occupiers left peacefully, and I stand ready to partner with Senator Wyden, Governor Brown and others to provide whatever support we can to the Harney community as they recover and move forward.”