Nevada Republicans have just announced that disgraced former sheriff Joe Arpaio will headline a party dinner next month in Douglas County. Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Dean Heller has remained totally mum on the notorious bigot who racially profiled Latinos and was convicted of criminal contempt last year.
Nevada State Democratic Party Sarah Abel released the following statement on Joe Arpaio’s upcoming visit:
“With Joe Arpaio heading to Nevada next month, it’s past time for Sen. Heller to finally break his silence and oppose Arpaio’s offensive campaign for Senate. But if past is prologue, Nevadans shouldn’t hold their breath – Heller is so concerned about surviving his brutal primary that he’s too scared to speak out against a convicted criminal and notorious racist like Joe Arpaio. Nevadans won’t forget his cowardly silence.”
Mark your calendars: The Nevada GOP is hosting Arpaio on Feb. 18.