"Reid: Bundy Supporters Are ‘Domestic Terrorists’"

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) intensified his criticism of armed militia members supporting rancher Cliven Bundy, calling them 'domestic terrorists.'

'They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,' Reid said Thursday at an event hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, according to the newspaper. 'I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.'

Reid specifically criticized Bundy supporters for bringing guns and their children to the ranch to defend him against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). BLM officials and contractors started rounding up Bundy’s cattle last week because of his refusal to pay $1 million in grazing fees, but they backed down Saturday due to safety concerns."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill's E2 Wire April 17, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"With Death Threats, Nev. Conflict Highlights Dangerous Side of Public Land Management" (Greenwire)

Maddow Asks Why US Overlooks Right-Wing Violence as Terrorism (MSNBC)

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