After recently touting his “much closer relationship” with Donald Trump, Republican Senator Dean Heller is staying silent while the President once again recklessly threatens nuclear war on Twitter… something North Korea has previously stated they view as a declaration of war. Heller votes with Trump more than 90 percent of the time, and—unlike several of his Republican colleagues—has never once spoken out against him on the Senate floor. Does Senator Heller still trust President Trump with the nuclear codes?
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement on Heller’s spineless silence in response to Trump’s dangerous tweets:
“Senator Heller is endangering our national security by enabling and accepting President Trump’s reckless behavior on Twitter that is pushing us towards nuclear war with North Korea. Heller’s craven silence in the face of Trump’s latest threats is totally unacceptable, and it is motivated by political desperation. Nevadans deserve a Senator who will fight to keep them safe and have the spine to stand up against Trump’s recklessness.”