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Navada Rancher Clive Bundy is Not a 'Hero' But a 'Grifter' Who Won't Pay His Bills — Says Former Montana Governor

Cliven Bundy (right) got national press and 'militia' backing for ignoring federal  laws.
Cliven Bundy (right) got national press and 'militia' backing for ignoring federal
laws. (Screen capture from YouTube video)
By TAL KOPAN
Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Friday that Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy doesn’t represent Western landowners or even cattlemen, labeling him a “grifter.”

The former rancher and Democratic politician said Bundy, who has become famous for his standoff with federal Bureau of Land Management officials over unpaid grazing fees for his cattle, doesn’t have the support of anyone in the business.


“You notice there’s no cattlemen that are standing beside Bundy. The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, the stock owner associations from across the West are not with this guy,” Schweitzer said on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” on Friday. “They support what the BLM does. This guy, Bundy, is, I mentioned before, I think he’s a grifter.”

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