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GOP Rep Wants To Disarm BLM 'Paramilitary Units' After Bundy Standoff

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Stewart, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, plans to work to cut off funding for federal "paramilitary units," as he called them, within agencies like the BLM and the Internal Revenue Service.

"There are lots of people who are really concerned when the BLM shows up with its own SWAT team," he said Tuesday. "They’re regulatory agencies. They’re not paramilitary units, and I think that concerns a lot of us."

A spokeswoman for the BLM told the newspaper the agency doesn't currently have any SWAT or tactical teams.