Judge Nap: 'I'm a Little Fearful' of What May Come Next at Nevada Ranch
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Monday the government is not ready to back down in its land dispute with rancher Cliven Bundy.
“Well, it’s not over,” Reid told a Reno TV station. “We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”
The standoff was diffused Saturday when the government released 400 cattle belonging to Bundy. The cattle were being rounded up over Bundy's refusal to pay $1 million in grazing fees for his cattle being on federal lands.
The Bureau of Land Management said it will try to resolve the matter in court, but yesterday Ron Paul said he worries that the feds may come back with more force, like they did in the the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidians' compound in Waco, Texas.
Judge Andrew Napolitano discussed what might happen next with Ed Henry this afternoon, saying he doesn't know what Reid was hinting at with his remark, but he's "a little fearful" about what could be in the works.
Napolitano said he believes the government "probably will move back in," adding that if the feds opt for another "show of force" then they will be met with strong resistance. He outlined how the government could eventually collect its fees without resorting to a potentially violent confrontation at the ranch.
"A lot of patriotic Americans don't like the federal government using guns to do what they should be doing with paper and pencil," said Napolitano, highlighting the fact that Reid's former chief of staff is now a top official at the BLM.
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