Police investigate threats against Sen. Reid
April 28th, 2014
07:15 PM ET
4 months ago

Police investigate threats against Sen. Reid

(CNN) - Capitol Police in Washington said they are investigating threatening statements made against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Police would not provide additional information other than to say it's an ongoing investigation.

A spokesman for the Nevada Democrat declined to comment.

Reid, who has a permanent security detail, is a sharp-elbowed politician who is outspoken on many topics and often clashes openly with conservatives on issues from Obamacare to budget matters.

But a congressional source said the threats started after Reid made sharply critical comments about supporters of controversial Nevada ranger Cliven Bundy, at one point calling them "domestic terrorists."

Bundy was locked in a high-profile and protracted land dispute with the federal government.

Last week, he drew widespread scorn for making racially insensitive comments.


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Congress • Harry Reid
soundoff (90 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    BLM , Domestic Terrorists ?

    April 28, 2014 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  2. Chill Wills

    Give'm Hell Harry!

    April 28, 2014 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  3. The Elephant in the Room

    We know that Cliven Bundy is a tax cheat. We know he is an unrepentent THIEF that knowing stole valuable property fo 20 + years. We know, from his own words that he harbors racist views.

    We know that the whole lot at Fox News backed, supported, embraced. aided, abetted, comforted Clive Bundy before evaluating his patriotism, values or even his sanity. We know 2nd rate politicians that don`t do their homework embraced him . . . Huckabee, I talking about you!

    And finally we know that one politician, one with interests in the state where Bundy has transgressed, has the CAJONES [that`s for you Winky Palin] to call this man to account. Good for you. Mr. Reid.

    April 28, 2014 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  4. Ian's Rushtache

    Gee, who would've thought one of those militia looney was unhinged, and apparently stupid, enough to make threats to a representative of the US Government. Small minds only know how to lash out, violence and intimidation replace education and reason.

    April 28, 2014 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  5. Cole Pigott

    Lawless people are not patriots. They are criminals. If they are anarchist' stake your claim so we can throw you out of the country. Go live where you can live by the gun and die by the gun. Since that's the only thing you understand.

    April 28, 2014 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  6. Tampa Tim

    So if a senator refers to people who point weapons at government agents as "domestic terrorists," they threaten to kill him. You republicans are a real hoot.

    April 28, 2014 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  7. American Worker

    Threats are pointless.

    They solve nothing.

    They just validate the futility of those who have been maligned by Reid and gives Reid credence in his malice.

    April 28, 2014 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  8. MaryM

    Gee, I wonder who is making threats against Senator Reid. Maybe the Police should look at those gun toting militias at Bundy's ranch. Ya think

    April 28, 2014 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  9. Floyd from Illinois

    With all the anti-Reid lies, hate speech, and incitement on the right-wing media and chat rooms, is anyone surprised that feeble-minded rmnj's would take it to the next level?

    April 28, 2014 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  10. truth seaker

    good job ted. way to throw that race line in there...

    April 28, 2014 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  11. Bobby Sherman

    Maybe it was Sarah Palin?

    April 28, 2014 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  12. S. B. Stein

    Never threaten any physical harm; just say that you are going to make life difficult and hard for re-election. That is what I would say. Besides, it would be better to see your opponent squirm.

    April 28, 2014 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  13. Nimrode

    Well Reid has our absolute disregard for his statements, views, beliefs,our absolute scorn for his politics...and we are the voters...Bundy deserves to be as racist as he wants to this antithesis of Real Americans...Harry Reid isnt doing anything for Americans except selling them out.

    April 28, 2014 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  14. Logictox

    Harry Reid should do jail time for his crimes against the American people.

    April 28, 2014 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  15. Name. willard

    Too bad for harry reid

    April 28, 2014 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  16. Namebadtobone

    Now he thinks the rancher are out to get him after he and his son took there money

    April 28, 2014 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  17. H

    This has gone too far.The Federal government needs to crack down on these militias.

    April 29, 2014 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  18. J.V.Hodgson

    Bundy lost in the courts over 2years his long standing grazing rights and non payment federal fees, QED their is no longer a so called protracted dispute.
    Since when is half baked jeans and Tshirt band of guys armed with all sorts of different weapons some of whom come from out of state or the district even" a well regulated militia??""
    If the latter want to support Bundy they can do it legally by supporting his legal costs to appeal to state supreme court and then the SCOTUS.
    Regards,
    Hodgson

    April 29, 2014 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  19. havren

    Congress and the FBI should be investigating Reid and his inbredson for their corrupt business dealing with China.

    April 29, 2014 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  20. Anonymous

    Reid needs to retire.

    April 29, 2014 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  21. CALIFORNIA

    This shouldn't surprise anyone.

    April 29, 2014 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  22. PharmGrl

    Harry's just a corrupt, Greedy 1 per center getting rich off his position, campaigning against Greedy 1 per centers.
    November can't come soon enough.

    April 29, 2014 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  23. John Q

    Looks like one of the welfare cowboys anti government racist followers
    got their little feelings hurt
    How shocking, a group that brought guns to support A nutjob like Bundy is now making threats
    How totally expected

    April 29, 2014 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  24. Namelinda

    I agree with Senator Harry Reid. If this had been any other race of people, they would either be in jail or dead. Pay the taxes for use of the land or get off. I'm quite sure some of Bundy's racist followers made the threats.

    April 29, 2014 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  25. ghost

    RACISM! Alive and kicking in the USA. Herman Cain must hav gotten paid a pretty penny for his clam that Racism does not exists. In the USA.

    April 29, 2014 01:58 am at 1:58 am |
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