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Nevada's 'Hero Rancher' Shows TRUE Colors — It Was Only A Matter of Time: Cliven Bundy Says Blacks 'Better Off As Slaves' - Republican Backers Embarrassed

Ironically, they're wearing "Victory Over Oppression" T-shirts.
Ironically, they're wearing "Victory Over Oppression" T-shirts.
(Cliven Bundy flanked by supporters: Screen capture from YouTube video)
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Some Republicans are distancing themselves from controversial statements made by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose stand-off with the government over grazing fees has become a lightning rod for states’ rights supporters.

Bundy suggested some blacks are “basically on the government subsidy” and might be “better off as slaves” in an interview with The New York Times that was published Wednesday. He also referred to blacks as “the Negro” in the story.

“His remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him,” said GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, in a statement released Thursday...

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., who also took exception to Reid’s description of Bundy’s supporters ("domestic terrorists"), issued a statement through a spokesperson that says he “completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy’s appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way.” In an interview last week on KSNV-TV in Las Vegas, Heller had said: “What Sen. Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots.”

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