In a separate instance from the recent land grab attempted on Cliven Bundy in Nevada, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management's director Neil Kornze to further request answers to questions raised in an earlier letter by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott regarding BLM's latest attempt to seize land along the Red River in Texas.
Abbott's April 22 letter accuses the BLM of threatening the property rights of Texas landowners -- private property that has been cultivated and owned by families for generations. Abbott is concerned that now the federal government seeks to claim that property. The letter also lists five questions regarding the BLM's plans to claim property along the Red River. The federal government could claim up to 90,000 acres of land in that area. Abbott's letter seeks answers to the impact this will have on Texans whose property may be claimed against their will. So far, no response has been given.
This spurred Sen. Cruz to deliver his own letter to the BLM restating Abbot's questions -- and adding one of his own. The letter is below: