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October 3, 2018 Press Releases

Will Heller Condemn Trump’s Offensive Comments Mocking Sexual Assault Survivor?


by Nevada Democrats

Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are denouncing Trump, while Heller is silent


Last night during a rally, Sen. Dean Heller’s BFF, President Donald Trump, attacked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for coming forward with credible allegations of sexual assault against controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Will Heller join his Senate GOP colleagues like Jeff Flake, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski in condemning this offensive language—or will he continue to stay silent and spineless?

Well, it’s pretty obvious what the answer will be: Heller made tone-deaf remarks dismissing the allegations against Kavanaugh last month as “a little hiccup” and has made it clear that he will vote to confirm the nominee no matter what. Meanwhile, other Republicans are speaking out and slamming President Trump’s offensive comments.

 

  • Sen. Jeff Flake: “There’s no time and no place for remarks like that. To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. It’s just not right. I wish he hadn’t done it... It’s kind of appalling.”

 

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski: “The President’s comments yesterday mocking Dr. Ford were wholly inappropriate.”

 

 

Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement:

“Donald Trump is publicly mocking and disparaging a sexual assault survivor for telling her story, and Dean Heller’s total silence tells Nevadans everything they need to know about his lack of character.”

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