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EXCLUSIVE: Bundy Hits Back After Reid Calls Family's Supporters 'Domestic Terrorists'

As seen on Hannity

In an exclusive first reaction to Sen. Harry Reid's comments calling Cliven Bundy's supporters "domestic terrorists," the Nevada rancher stood his ground in an interview with Eric Bolling on Hannity.

"Well, I guess he's right," Bundy said, "I don't know what else we'd be. We're definitely citizens riled up. I don't know whether you could call us terrorists. There are the most loving people here I've ever met in my life."

Bundy said that he and his supporters were just gathering together to protest the government pulling guns on them. "They're definitely upset," Bundy said.


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Bundy said that he believes that Sen. Reid's words will only serve to rally more supporters to the ranch's cause. "It just seems to get bigger and bigger," Bundy said of his family's well of support.

Word hasn't yet gotten around on the ranch of Sen. Reid's comments, but Bundy said that when it does, he predicts his supporters will react much in the same way that he has. 

"I guess we are rioting... I'll tell you, there's unhappy people here, and we are rioting against the federal government, those people that are carrying guns and pointing them at us," Bundy said.

"I don't think we're going to put up with that in America."

See the full segment above.


Later on Hannity, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) weighed in on what's going between the Bundy family and the government. Paul said everybody, including Reid, needs to call for "calmer heads to prevail."

He said there's a legitimate constitutional question about whether the feds or the states should be responsible for endangered species. Paul believes the Endangered Species Act "has been abused across America" and is a prime example of "government overreach."

Paul cited some odd examples of how the Endangered Species Act has been enforced in his home state of Kentucky.

"Nobody in Washington really knows anything about ranching or grazing cattle," said Paul, adding that he proposed a bill last year in the Senate that would give states more control over land and the preservation of species. Paul called on Harry Reid to at least allow a vote on the measure in the Senate.

Watch the interview below:

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