During his exclusive interview with Sheriff Richard Mack on Monday, Ben Swann asked the sheriff about a soundbite running on Fox News in which Sheriff Mack said protesters put women on the front line directly across from armed federal agents so that if those agents opened fire, the brutality of their actions would be shown to the world.
A soundbite with Sheriff Mack was played multiple times on Fox News as well featured on The Blaze. That soundbite which is all of 10 seconds explains a strategy of placing women in the line of fire if necessary.
"We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front," he said. "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."
During his exclusive interview with Sheriff Richard Mack on Monday, Ben Swann asked the sheriff about that soundbite. Did protestors place women where they could be in the line of fire?
"It was a tactical ploy that I was trying to get them to use." says Mack. Mack goes on to clarify that the ploy was not adopted and that he was not on the scene during the standoff. He continued by saying that he would risk his own life as well in taking a stand.
"I would have been 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 have been to have had women in front because one, I don't think they would have shot them. Two, if they had it would have been the best thing to show the rest of the world that these ruthless cowards will do anything they are told. If they are told to shoot they will shoot. Just like when they shot Vicki Weaver when they blew her head off in front of her little girl while she was holding a baby." says Mack.
Sheriff Mack says several women he personally knows who were on the scene volunteered to move to the front of the line. Video from Infowars, which we have shown you gives a very clear picture of exactly what was happening. It is important to note for the purpose of clarity that no formation of women and children in the front line actually took place.
Still Mack says, as brutal as he believes these agents can be, they would not have made the mistake of firing on women, had that tactic been used.
"I know they are willing to do it but because of all the press we had out there watching, that they would not have done it. It was a tactical ploy on my part. I didn't get my suggestion in on time but I told it to plenty of women including a lawyer friend of mine who came up to help. She told me that she would have moved to the front of the line and she thought it was a good idea." says Mack.
You can listen to the full interview here: