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Charlie Daniels: Harry Reid should be in jail for 'impersonating an American'

Country music legend Charlie Daniels says Harry Reid should be in jail for "impersonating an American."
Country music legend Charlie Daniels says Harry Reid should be in jail for "impersonating an American."
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On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of the Bundy ranch "domestic terrorists" and questioned their patriotism. Country music star Charlie Daniels responded the same day with a tweet saying Reid should be in jail for "impersonating an American."

"Harry Reid you should be put in jail for impersonating an American," he tweeted.

"Ouch!" the Twitchy staff wrote. A number of people agreed.

"AMEN Charlie!! I second that motion," one person said.

"Please keep the light shined on this cockroach @SenatorReid & his punk kids too @CharlieDaniels -you've got a powerful torch to do it," another person added.

Others suggested Obama also be thrown in jail. One Twitter user said that Reid would have been hung for his actions in the days of the wild west.

As we reported earlier today, Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal those who supported Bundy are "domestic terrorists" armed with fully automatic rifles. Additionally, he accused Bundy of not paying taxes and not recognizing the United States.

The Nevada Democrat also said he spoke with Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI leaders and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie about the situation with the Bundy ranch. While speaking with reporters, he indicated that a task force is being set up, and hinted of further action.

“It is an issue that we cannot let go, just walk away from,” he said. Earlier in the week, he said the dispute is "not over."

Reid has also attacked private citizens, specifically the Koch brothers, calling them un-American, while blaming them for everything that is happening in the world. In April, he made the baseless charge the Kochs pay no corporate taxes but had to backtrack after a lawyer with the Koch brothers responded.

A page on Reid's taxpayer-funded website is dedicated to attacking the Koch brothers, featuring a video from MSNBC's "Politics Nation." That page, as we reported in April, violates Senate rules regarding the use of taxpayer-funded Internet resources.

More than once, Reid has attacked the Tea Party as anarchists, falsely claiming the pro-Constitution, small government movement is part of a well-funded conspiracy to destroy the federal government. Last August, he falsely claimed that opposition to Obama is rooted in racism and claimed Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years during the 2012 election.

On Saturday, the Bureau of Land Management backed down in its efforts to confiscate Cliven Bundy's cattle, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The stand-down came one day after news reports tied Reid and his son, Rory, to a project making the land available for a Chinese-built solar power facility.

The BLM has said it would pursue the matter of Bundy's grazing fees through administrative and judicial means. But reports have many concerned that federal agents will be back to finish the job.