Carson City, NV – As Attorney General Adam Laxalt prepares to explain his unethical actions before a joint hearing of the Legislature tonight, the Nevada State Democratic Party is launching a new video today contrasting Laxalt’s comments from his 2014 debate with recent news coverage of his ongoing pay-to-play scandal. Watch here.
In a 2014 debate for the Attorney General’s race, then-candidate Adam Laxalt said, “It’s important for this office, above all offices, to absolutely never be beholden to special interests in this state.”
Now, Laxalt is engulfed in controversy after it was revealed that he pressured Nevada’s top gaming regulator to intervene in a lawsuit on behalf of Laxalt’s biggest campaign donor, casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson. The new digital video highlights Laxalt’s clear hypocrisy on ethics since becoming the state’s top law enforcement official.