(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid commented for the first time on the recent threats made against him, dramatically pausing as he described the threats as “ugly, vile, vulgar and threatening.”
“Each day that goes by, it’s hard for me to comprehend how ugly, vile, vulgar and threatening people are sending letters to my home and making other threats, so I don’t know who’s mad at me, but it’s a long list,” Reid said at a news conference Tuesday.
“What also bothers me is virtually every one of these horrible things they send they cite scripture,” he later added. “They cite something out of the bible. Now you try that one on.”
Reid’s comments on the threats came when he was asked if the threats were related to his recent comments relating to Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who engaged in a standoff with the Bureau of Land Management and was caught making racist comments last week.
Reid has been a vocal critic of Bundy, calling his supporters “domestic terrorists,” but he did not say whether the threats made against him were related to the Nevada rancher.
Both Reid’s office and the U.S. Capitol Police have declined to discuss any specific details regarding the threats.
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