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Trib: Labrador Pegged Bundy Right

Lewiston Tribune editorialist Marty Trillhaase points out that Congressman Raul Labrador was speaking out against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, before it was fashionable: "Speaking to Ada County Republicans April 22 -- one day before Bundy imploded -Labrador labeled the rancher for what he was. A deadbeat. A lawbreaker. Someone who had been cheating the American taxpayer out of $1 million in grazing fees since 1993. As the Idaho Statesman's Dan Popkey reported, Labrador said: "One of the concerns I have in the Bundy case is that you have a person who appears to have been violating the law. "Because the federal courts, again and again, have told this gentleman that he owes money in federal grazing rights, in federal grazing permits," Labrador continued. "Now he claims that he doesn't owe that money, but the courts have disagreed with him." More here.


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