Capitol Police Probing Threatening Statements Against Harry Reid
Federal law enforcement officials are investigating threatening statements made in recent days against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Capitol Police spokeswoman said.
The investigation comes nearly two weeks after Reid, D-Nev., called controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters "domestic terrorists."
Bundy, who led an armed confrontation with federal rangers over a land dispute and was later praised as a patriot by some conservative commentators, drew condemnation last week for comments widely criticized as racist. In the wake of Bundy's remarks, Reid excoriated the rancher.