Rand Paul: Reid, Feds Should Calm Rhetoric Over Nevada Ranch StandoffSubmitted by zooamerica on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 20:30
“This is a real … intellectual and constitutional and legal debate, but it shouldn’t be about violence of arms, and I hope that the government will not be there in full arms and provoke a showdown and something terrible will happen. I hope that doesn’t happen.”
Reid said that Bundy himself “does not recognize the United States,” claiming that “he doesn’t pay his taxes” and “doesn’t follow the law” like other Nevada ranchers.
Bundy refuted Reid’s claims on KXNT Thursday.
“He’s totally wrong,” Bundy told KXNT. “I pay taxes, we’ve always paid taxes.”