Monday, May 05, 2014
Nevada congressman seeks
removal of Bundy backers
officials in the state to rid a town in his district of militia members who have
rallied around rancher Cliven Bundy in his battle with federal land managers.
Rep. Steven Horsford, in an address to the Clark County Democratic Convention in
Las Vegas on Saturday, said he's making the request after hearing more
complaints from constituents about the presence of Bundy supporters near
Bunkerville, 75 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Horsford, who attended a public
event in nearby Mesquite earlier Saturday, said he was approached by residents
there wanting to know about his plans to get militia members out of the
certainly doesn't jive with this news
report and video of a recent town meeting where the folks were the most
critical of BLM and Sheriff Gillespie. So what is Congressman Horsford's
reasoning behind his request?
He said a fifth-grade girl told him that Bundy
has a "sense of entitlement" and should pay grazing fees like other ranchers who
use public land in the West. A man told him that Bundy is a "welfare rancher"
living off taxpayer subsidies, Horsford said. "And that is why I am calling on
(Gov.) Brian Sandoval, Sen. Dean Heller, the (Clark County) sheriff (Doug
Gillespie) and any other elected official in Nevada to do their part to get rid
of these armed separatists," Horsford said to loud cheers from about 200
fifth-grader talking about a "sense of entitlement"? Come on Congressman, you
sound like Jimmy
Carter talking to his daughter Amy about arms control. That was widely
ridiculed during the Presidential debates, as your quote should be now; and
"welfare rancher" is right out of the arsenal from far left environmental
groups. You better have a talk with your speech writer.