Tea Party Lawmaker Compares Nevada Rancher Controversy to Tiananmen Square (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Three dozen Republican Arizona lawmakers recently sent a letter to U.S. and Nevada officials about the standoff with rancher Cliven Bundy, who has been violating grazing laws for twenty years.

According to federal officials, Bundy has allowed his cattle to graze on public land, owes more than $1.1 million in unpaid grazing fees and has ignored court orders to remove his animals from federal land, notes CBS Las Vegas.

One of the signers of the letter, Tea Party Republican Arizona State Rep. Kelly Townsend, was appalled to see a video (below) of federal agents using a stun gun on Bundy's son, Ammon Bundy, who allegedly cimbed on top of a federal truck to check for dead cattle.

“Watching that video last night created a visceral reaction in me,” Townsend told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It sounds dramatic, but it reminded me of Tiananmen Square. I don’t recognize my country at this point.”

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R) claimed the video was “horrifying.”

“I’m highly offended by the feds coming in as aggressively as they have,” added Fiore.

Sources: Las Vegas Review-Journal and CBS Las Vegas