Via The Examiner:
While attending a Las Vegas Review-Journal “Hashtags & Headlines” event, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., ratcheted up the rhetoric against conservatives by calling supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists,” the Review-Journal reported Thursday. He also told the Review-Journal that a task force is being set up to “deal” with Bundy.
“Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” he said. “I repeat: what went on up there was domestic terrorism.”
He also accused supporters of bringing children to the ranch to put them in harm’s way in order to make the government look bad. He also accused supporters of using fully automatic firearms.
“There were hundreds — hundreds of people from around the country — that came there,” Reid told the Review-Journal. “They had sniper rifles on the freeway. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons.”
He also attacked Bundy, implying that in his view, the Nevada rancher is unpatriotic.
“[Cliven] Bundy does not recognize the United States,” Reid said. “He says that the United States is a foreign government. He doesn’t pay his taxes. He doesn’t pay his fees. And he doesn’t follow the law. He continues to thumb his nose at authority.”