RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Governor Brian Sandoval sat down for an interview with Sam Shad of Nevada Newsmakers on Friday. They taped a half-hour interview that air on Monday.
One focus of their interview involved the Cliven Bundy standoff.
Governor Sandoval said he was very concerned how things escalated in Bunkerville, and the goal from Day One was always nobody gets hurt. "I didn't want any shots to be fired. I didn't want anybody to get hurt, I didn't want any innocent by standers to get hurt, so that's why I was very aggressive in terms of getting folks to stand down."
"As I said, any type of loss of life is not worth a cow."
Governor Sandoval said locals were very worried after seeing several militia groups. He believes everyone should feel safe in their home and be able to go about their everyday business. "So that's the part where I rely upon on Sheriff Gillespie. I know that he's monitoring the situation. We continue to have conversations, we talked yesterday the law enforcement memorial about what was going on out there and I trust in his judgment."
When asked if Sheriff Gillespie plans on trying to move militia groups out of the area, the Governor said, "No, and even if he had said that, I wouldn't share that with you, because certainly that's a conversation between the two of us. I just know that he is monitoring the situation and he's very aware of what's going on out there."
Governor Sandoval also spoke about Tesla, drone testing, and several other issues. To see the full half hour interview, watch Nevada Newsmakers on News 4 at 12:30 p.m. on Monday.