Capitol Police Investigating Threats Against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Washington, D.C. (CNN) U.S. Capitol police are investigating threats against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The nature of the threats is unclear...
But they follow Reid’s comments last week about a controversial Nevada rancher.
The rancher...Cliven Bundy ... Is embroiled in a decades long dispute with the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing fees.
Reid recently called Bundy and his supporters "domestic terrorists."
The longtime Democratic Senator wouldn't say directly if he thinks Bundy or Bundy supporters are behind the threats.
“I've spoken to the director of the FBI. I've spoken to the Secretary of the Interior and others and others and they're going to move forward. We cannot have someone that openly violates the law, who believes that the United States is not a valid government, that it's a foreign government and all the other weird things that he has said,” he said.
A reporter asked, “Are the threats against you related to Cliven Bundy?”
“Ah… each day that goes by, it's hard for me to comprehend how ugly, vile, vulgar, and threatening people are, sending letters to my home and making other threats. So I don't know who's mad at me, but it's a long list, I guess,” Reid replied.
Bundy has not paid grazing fees for two decades.
Three weeks ago the dispute came to a head when armed militia members from the across the country came to Bundy’s defense.
There was an old west style showdown with authorities that was diffused without any injuries.