A member of the Washington National Guard has emerged as a vocal supporter of the armed occupiers in eastern Oregon.
Staff Sgt. Maureen Peltier has served in the Guard since 2000. She even deployed to Iraq. But over the years she says she’s come to believe that corruption and a toxic environment exists in many parts of the U.S. government. Thus her interest in what she calls the patriot movement.
“I’ve been watching the patriot movement quietly for years while serving,” Peltier said.