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Cliven Bundy says he's nervous about takeover

Posted at 7:34 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 11:11:34-05
Cliven Bundy is taking on the federal government again.
The rancher's sons are leading protests in Oregon.
"I have a lot of faith in my sons that they're going to do what's right," Bundy said. "I have a lot of faith in them that they're there to do good things."
Bundy and armed protesters were part of a tense standoff with government agents two years ago over cattle grazing fees Bundy owed.
He's not as hands-on with this new protest, which includes a takeover of a federal building.
"I'm a little nervous about them taking over a facility but you know, they have the right to peacefully assemble," he said.
Two of Bundy's sons and a group of armed protesters have taken up shop in a Burns, Oregon wildlife refuge building.
It started as a rally Saturday to support the Dwight and Steven Hammond, two Oregon ranchers convicted of setting fires on federal land.
The conflict has escalated to become a broader fight over land rights.
Bundy says his sons will stay however long it takes. He says they want the federal government to surrender jurisdiction of the land and a rehearing of the Hammonds' case.
The Hammonds have turned themselves in to authorities.
Bundy says he's in daily communication with his sons and depending on how things go, he's prepared to travel to Oregon himself.