Skip to comments.[The other Nevada Senator] Heller sees Bundy, allies as ‘patriots’
Posted on 04/21/2014 2:51:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Last Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) responded to the standoff at Cliven Bundys Nevada ranch in very forceful terms. Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not, Reid said. Theyre nothing more than domestic terrorists,
A day later, Reid appeared alongside his fellow Nevada senator, Republican Dean Heller, for a joint appearance on Las Vegas NBC affiliate. They apparently dont see eye to eye. What Sen. Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots, GOP Sen. Dean Heller said during the rare joint appearance on KSNV-TV. We have a very different view on this. [ ]
Its a pretty broad brush, Heller said Reid is using in making the domestic terrorist charge. When you have boy scouts there, you have veterans at the event, you have grandparents at the event. I think its probably safe to say Reid, when raising the specter of domestic terrorism, was referring to well-armed militia activists who risked creating a violent incident at Bundys ranch, not boy scouts.
Heller added, I take more issues with BLM coming in with a paramilitary army of people, individuals with snipers, and Im talking to people and groups that were there at the event, and to have your own government with sniper lenses on you, it made a lot of people very uncomfortable.
When Bundy and his allies temporarily prevailed due to the threat of violence, Heller says he saw patriots. Perhaps the senator could clarify how he defines the word and who else he believes should be able to ignore the law so long as theyre surrounded by well-armed friends.
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Harry Reid : Domestic Traitor.
If the bullets start flying, will Sen Heller be willing to be present on the Bundy ranch to represent the little guy?
Can Reid be recalled and impeached within the State of Nevada?
Have not heard Heller’s rebuke of Reid’s statement on any news network yet!
Heller is calling for Senate hearings. Reid is not.
Could it be Reid has something to hide. Could it be a senate hearing
could uncover massive corruption by Reid?
Me thinks so.
You'll have to wait until he comes up for re-election unless the Grim Reaper collects him first.
Hey, he has important business in D.C. to attend to.
Perhaps Reid can be recalled within the State of Nevada
Per brief research: The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.
Does anyone have more detail?
The old states had provisions in their state constitutions where the state legislature could impeach a US senator and remove him. States that came in during the Progressive Era had recall provisions. However, there have never been impeachments nor recalls of US senators because the courts have ruled that Article VI of the US Constitution, aka the Supremacy Clause, does not permit such removal. The US Constitution sets the rules for eligibility and election of senators and congressmen, and the states may not add their own bells and whistles.
People tried to launch a recall against Sen. Menendez in New Jersey, and the state court ordered it shut down, even though the New Jersey Constitution has a recall provision. The court ruled that existing precedent, such as the Frank Church litigation in Idaho in 1967, held that senators could neither be recalled nor impeached by their state legislatures. This is a Supremacy Clause issue.
This should cover current events:
My own cousin was gibbering on Facebook about Bundy, about how it was right for the government to come after him with their guns. I took that to mean that this event has struck a nerve with the progressives. They don't like it when armed people fight back against the government, even if a shot is never even fired.
There is no provision at all in the Constitution for anyone elected to a national office to be recalled. There should be.
There is provision for impeachment.
Bundy was supposed to take his whoopin. :-)
F’K MSNBC and all of their knee pad wearing, boot licking self serving a$$holes!
Id10T commenter can’t do math either, “why wouldn’t he just pay the dollar eighty per head he owes?” Well now, that would be $32,400 for 20 years instead of 1.1 million the BlM say he owes.
Why indeed would he not pay the buck eighty, I bet he would.
He probably tried.