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Bundy to Congress: Rein In Harry Reid

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By Greg Richter   |   Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 06:18 AM

Cliven Bundy, the Nevada cattle rancher at odds with the federal government over grazing rights, says Sen. Harry Reid was wrong to call his supporters "domestic terrorists."

"Who looked like the terrorist?" Bundy said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity."

Bundy argued that it was federal agents who had guns drawn on his family and supporters earlier this month in a standoff near his ranch. Some of Bundy's supporters are members of private militia groups and also had weapons.

"Why, Harry, are you calling for a civil war?" Bundy said on Fox News. "That's not what we the people want. We just want to disarm the army, and get out of our state, and start acting like citizens of the United States."

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The federal government owns almost 90 percent of the land in Nevada, but Bundy doesn't recognize federal authority on what he says is state land.

"I think he's going to make a lot of noise," Bundy said of Reid, the Senate majority leader, who has served on behalf of Nevada in Washington, D.C., in the Senate and House since 1983.

"I'm calling on the United States Congress to pull Harry in and straighten him out," the plainspoken Bundy said."I don't believe you people would call us terrorists, and I don't believe you should allow Harry to run free and loose anymore. His mouth needs to be kept quiet, and you people need to do it. It's not my job. It's your job to rein him in a little bit."

Reid made the "domestic terrorists" statement at an event in Las Vegas on April 17.

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