Appearing on a local news program, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid once again weighed in on the continuing saga between federal agents and the Bundy family in Clark County. After Bureau of Land Management forces left the area earlier this month, Reid declared the ordeal was “not over” for the Bundys.
Not only did he condemn patriarch Cliven Bundy, accused of withholding federal grazing taxes for the past two decades; he also referred to the hundreds of men and women who stood alongside the family as “domestic terrorists.”
Reid doubled down on his rhetoric during the recent television appearance. He explained that he has been in contact with local Sheriff Doug Gillespie, Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director James Comey, and other high-profile figures in an effort to determine what the government’s next step will be.
Responding to a question regarding the assembly of a federal taskforce, Reid proclaimed, “I assume that’s what they’re going to do.”
He concluded that the parties involved “can’t just walk away from this,” predicting some abstract force that will compel the Bundys to comply with federal demands.
“I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something’s going to happen,” he said, “but something’s going to happen.”
He concluded America is “a nation of laws, not of men and women.”
That proclamation, however, seems to stand in stark contrast to Reid’s predilection toward excusing the criminal acts of illegal immigrants.
Reid’s appearance was balanced by the state’s other senator, Republican Dean Heller.
He said he was far more concerned about the excessive force used by BLM officers than the presence of protesters. Heller called the demonstrators “patriots,” contrasting Reid’s accusation that the group was made up of “domestic violent terrorist wannabes.”
Heller said he wants to get to the bottom of the federal action in Clark County, explaining he is pursuing congressional hearings regarding the situation.
“I want to find out who’s accountable for this,” he said. “I hope someone at the BLM feels some accountability on exactly what happened; and I fear that there will be no answer to that question.”
The federal government owns 85 percent of the land in Nevada, he added, noting that is a major contributing factor in the ongoing overreach in his state.
He concluded the outrage across America stemmed from the basic fact that “to have your own government with sniper lenses on you made a lot of people very uncomfortable.”
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