Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made waves a few days ago when he said that the standoff between the federal government and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy "is not over." Attention is also being focused on Reid's close ties to Neil Kornze, the director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), whose agents were involved in a tense confrontation with the Bundy family and their supporters.

Sean Hannity looked at the key connection with Washington Times reporter Valerie Richardson, who reported on the issue this week.

Kornze, 35, previously served for eight years as a top aide to Reid before moving on to head up the BLM. He served as principal deputy director from March 2013 until last week, when the Senate confirmed him as BLM director.

Senate Republicans raised an issue with Kornze's age, noting that he didn't have as much experience as previous BLM directors.

Richardson noted that, "Your normal BLM director is a guy who has been in land management for 20-30 years, a grizzled veteran, a career guy. This guy, if he's a career guy of anybody, it's in Senator Harry Reid's office," said Richardson.

Watch the discussion above.


More on the Nevada ranch standoff from Hannity:

Napolitano: Ranch Standoff ‘the Last Straw’ With Obama Admin, Big Gov’t

Bundy Family Responds to Harry Reid's 'Not Over' Remark