Las Vegas, NV – Today, with the National Park Service turning 100 years old, Tea Party Congressman Cresent Hardymarked the occasion by attending a celebration at Great Basin National Park.
But there’s a slight problem… the truth is that Congressman Hardy has been a close longtime friend of racist rancher Cliven Bundy and a vocal supporter of Bundy’s radical public lands agenda. Just last year, Congressman Hardy fought against President Obama’s designation of Basin and Range as a National Monument and came under fire for spreading misinformation and embracing contradictory stances. Given his close ties to Bundy, it’s also no surprise Hardy haspromised to “fight tooth and nail” against permanent protection for Gold Butte, Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon.
“It’s hard to imagine anything more hypocritical than a radical Cliven Bundy supporter like Congressman Hardy pretending to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our national parks system,” said Nevada State Democratic Party spokesman Stewart Boss. “From his Bundy-inspired rants to his extreme Tea Party agenda in Congress, it’s clear that Hardy has no respect whatsoever for America’s best idea.”