Ingraham Reacts After Harry Reid Says Nevada Ranch Standoff 'Not Over'
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 grazing fees for his cattle being on federal lands.
The Bureau of Land Management said it will try to resolve the matter in court.
Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham reacted on Fox and Friends this morning to Reid's new remarks on the "cattle battle."
"Another thing that Harry might not be aware of is the U.S. Constitution. I think we have to remember that nothing in the U.S. Constitution really allows for the federal government to buy up millions of acres of land and use it for whatever purposes it wants," said Ingraham, adding that the larger issue is the federal government grabbing up more and more land in western states.
She also doubts whether Reid would be making such bold statements if he were running for re-election this year. Ingraham compared the federal government's "disproportionate" response at the ranch to the U.S. Border Patrol's policy at the Mexican border.
A BLM special agent has said that the agents were trying to avoid conflict at the Bundy ranch, noting that some of the protesters were "holding rocks above their heads to throw at police officers."
Ingraham. noted, "Our Border Patrol agents are told to back off when an illegal immigrant throws rocks or other projectiles at them, often times hitting them. They're told not to engage, but now the feds are engaging with some ranchers about some grazing rights and surrounding them with 200 people. I think to regular folks, this just seems wrong."
Watch Ingraham's analysis above.
Hear the latest on Bundy ranch dispute from Fox News: