November 27, 2016 at 12:34AM on Facebook

“[North Dakota Rep. Kevin] Cramer referred to protesters involved in Sunday’s standoff as ‘criminals’ and ‘paid rioters’ who ‘attacked law enforcement.’
“‘What evidence do they have that there was excessive force?’ Cramer asked. ‘In North Dakota we are not as confused about the difference between breaking laws and enforcing laws as they are in other parts of the country.’
“Cramer received $187,500 from the oil and gas industry, more than from any other industry, during his successful 2016 re-election campaign.”
Police treating Dakota Access protesters ‘like an enemy on the battlefield,’ human rights groups say