(Politico) 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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