On this week’s Politics Now, KLAS political analyst Steve Sebelius summed up what most Nevadans have come to know: Sen. Dean Heller is more concerned with his own political career than the fate of the country. Watch for yourself.
In a closed-door Capitol Hill luncheon last week with Senate Republicans and President Trump, Heller reportedly “heaped praise on Trump” and then pleaded for him to hold off on his plans for a U.S.-Mexico border wall until after the midterm elections – to avoid further harming his own re-election chances. As Sebelius explained, the episode “made it look like he was concerned more about his political future than anything else.”
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement:
“Dean Heller’s top priority in the Senate is looking out for Dean Heller. Instead of using his time to advocate for his state and the people he represents, Heller stroked President Trump’s ego and then begged him to help protect his political career. This disastrous Capitol Hill luncheon reaffirmed—again—that Sen. Heller’s only guiding principle is his own political self-interest.”