Source: Threats against Sen. Reid may stem from comments on Bundy

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid addresses the Senate. (Credit: CNN)

WASHINGTON — Capitol Police in Washington said they are investigating threatening statements made against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Police would not provide additional information other than to say it’s an ongoing investigation.

A spokesman for the Nevada Democrat declined to comment.

Reid, who has a permanent security detail, is a sharp-elbowed politician who is outspoken on many issues and often clashes openly with conservatives on issues from Obamacare to budget matters.

But a congressional source said the threats started after Reid made sharply critical comments about supporters of controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, at one point calling them “domestic terrorists.”

Bundy was locked in a high-profile and protracted land dispute with the federal government.

Last week, he drew widespread scorn for making racially insensitive comments.

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2 comments

  • dapandico

    Does he have armed guards outside his suite at the Ritz Carlton, where he has lived for more than 20 years? Any news on the ethics investigation of Harry Reid?

  • Stephen Mullane

    funny how he has an ARMED PSD…i thought guns were bad reid? but i guess only in the hands of “domestic terrorists”. time to get these two parties out of office…corrupt goons

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