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Sen. Reid blasts Utah and Arizona over polygamy

Sen. Reid blasts Utah and Arizona over polygamy

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(KSL News) Senator Harry Reid of Nevada is blasting Utah and Arizona.

The Senate Majority Leader tells KUER's RadioWest broadcast that Utah and Arizona are turning a blind eye to polygamy, and that he's a cheerleader for what's going on in Texas.

Reid says Texas is doing what Utah and Arizona should have done decades ago, and that Utah officials are afraid to do anything about it.

Reid's comments drew a feisty response from Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Shurtleff tells the Salt Lake Tribune that Senator Reid should "get educated before he opens his trap."

As for the state not going after polygamists, Shurtleff says that's "bullcrap," and asked Reid to "give one example."

Shurtleff says the polygamists wouldn't be in Texas if Utah had not gone after them, and asks "How is that not going after them?"

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