Published March 29, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's hometown of Searchlight, Nev., served as kickoff site Saturday for the latest Tea Party Express tour -- and apparently Reid's supporters weren't too happy about it.
The conservative Tea Party activists were there to protest the policies of Reid and other Democratic leaders, and Reid supporters staged their own protest, with some allegedly throwing eggs at a Tea Party Express bus.
Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart said he witnessed the egg-throwing while speaking with some of the Reid supporters, though a video of the scene is inconclusive.
Breitbart's story was backed up by Levi Russell, a Tea Party Express spokesman.
"I was on the bus, I saw it with my own eyes, and Andrew Breitbart saw it with his own eyes," Russell told Talking Points Memo. "So we've got two credible sources that are eyewitnesses."
Tea Party Express, one of the most prominent groups in the Tea Party movement, is in the middle of a 42-city tour that concludes in Washington, D.C., on April 15 -- tax day.