Harry Reid: Cliven Bundy and supporters are ‘domestic terrorists’

Robby Soave Reporter
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While many have condemned the strong-arming and pseudo-military tactics of the Bureau of Labor Management in its standoff with Cliven Bundy, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, reserved his criticism for the Bundy family and their many supporters — which he labelled domestic terrorists.

Reid’s comments came during a live interview with Steve Sebelius, a columnist for the Las Vegas Review Journal. Reporter Jon Ralston, who attended the event, tweeted Reid’s statements regarding the dispute between Bundy and the BLM:

Reid was referring to the hundreds of supporters of Bundy, who came to his Nevada cattle ranch to protest his treatment at the hands of the federal government, which was intent on regulating and taxing the ranch out of existence. BLM agents descended upon the ranch to remove hundreds of cattle that they claimed were endangering a tortoise habitat.

Agents came with military style equipment, according to the Bundy family, and tasered several protesters on a road leading to the ranch after the stepped out side the designated “free speech zone.” (RELATED: Victory for Cliven Bundy, Nevada rancher who challenged feds)

Reid called those who would stand against these tactics “domestic terrorists.”

After defending the federal government and bashing the Bundys, the Democratic leader moved on to his favorite punching bags, the Koch brothers. While he stopped short of accusing them of domestic terrorism, he did say that they were “not good” for the country. (RELATED: Koch brothers unite right and left, sponsor panel on prison reform)

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