September 28, 2017 Press Releases

Does Senator Dean Heller Support Alabama Judge Roy Moore?


by Nevada Democrats

Senator Heller is already dodging questions on Roy Moore – and he’s a very bad liar: “Who won? I wasn't paying attention. I'm just worried about taxes.”


Will Nevada Senator ​Dean Heller lie and equivocate and flip-flop on former Alabama chief justice Roy Moore, just like he's done on every other issue as a Senator? It sure looks like it!

Senator Heller is currently pretending he’s never heard of Roy Moore, the controversial Alabama judge who just beat an incumbent U.S. Senator in a GOP primary and stunned the entire Republican establishment. On Wednesday, Senator Heller told the AP: “Who won? I wasn't paying attention. I'm just worried about taxes.” OK… except Heller actually gave *$10,000* to the losing candidate this year through his leadership PAC.

Roy Moore has called the 9/11 terror attack punishment from God, said being gay should be a crime, and recently referred to Native Americans and Asian Americans as “reds and yellows.” Moore has been suspended from the Alabama Supreme Court twice, most recently for refusing to accept the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality.

Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Stewart Boss released the following statement: “Dean Heller is clearly a very bad liar, and Nevadans deserve to know whether Heller wants this right-wing ideologue as a colleague in the Senate next year. Most Nevadans would recoil at Roy Moore’s repulsive, racist and homophobic views, but Senator Heller is trying to fake ignorance instead of standing up against this dangerously extreme politician in his own party.”

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