During the ‘Hashtags & Headlines’ event at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Senator Harry Reid showed his true colors and called those who support Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists”.
“So these people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not…they are nothing more than domestic terrorists,” said Reid. “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”
Reid was referring to the standoff in Bunkerville last week where Bundy supporters, some of whom were wielding firearms, managed to get Bureau of Land Management agents to back down and release the 380 cattle they had corralled.
“They had sniper rifles in the freeway. They had weapons, automatic weapons,” Reid went on. “They had children and women lined up because if anyone got hurt we wanted to make sure they got hurt first.”
Though Reid’s harsh label of the supporters and description of the standoff might cause someone ignorant of the issue to come to agreement with his view, it’s important to note that the only violence that occurred during the standoff was perpetrated by the BLM.
Ealier in the week Reid publicly stated that the the BLM’s fight with Bundy was “not over”.
“Well, it’s not over,” Reid told NBC’s Nevada affiliate KRNV. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”
Reid echoed a similar statement during his speaking time at the Las Vegas event on Thursday.
Is it possible that Reid is just upset that the BLM had to stand down when he was reportedly the one behind the crackdown and has ties to solar farms not to far from the Bundy Ranch?
No matter where you sit on the Bundy issue, it should upset you that such an influential person in the Congress would label Americans as terrorists. Especially in a time where dangerous legislation like the NDAA exists.