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Harry Reid: Tea Partiers Are Non-Violent 'Anarchists' Who Don't Believe in Any Form of Government

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Published on Apr 24, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday equated the Tea Party to a non-violent "anarchist" group because, in his mind, Tea Partiers don't believe in any form of government. He was speaking about the sequester and other financial issues on the Senate floor.

"We have a situation where this country has been driven by the Tea Party for the last number of years," Reid said. "When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about the anarchists. Now, they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it. The Tea Party kind of hides that."

Reid said Tea Party members don't do physically destructive things to buildings or people "directly" but they do everything they can to "throw a monkey wrench into any form of government."

"Anything they can do to throw a monkey wrench into the wheels of government, they are happy to do that," he added.

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