At an event for veterans last week, a veteran asked for information about mammograms and whether they can be provided at VA facilities. As a staffer informed the veteran that mammograms are not provided at VA facilities, Rep. Amodei walked over to a male audience member and joked, “you just came because you wanted to hear all the mammogram questions, didn’t you?” Amodei then laughed at his own joke. The video of the incident can be found here (Amodei makes the comment at minute 2:15).
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Michael Soneff released the following statement:
“Mark Amodei’s crass and disrespectful joke makes it clear that he does not take veterans’ and women’s health seriously. Amodei has a long track record of taking money from health care special interests while voting against the best interest of Nevadans. This video throws a spotlight on the shocking lack of respect that Amodei has shown for women and men who have served in the armed forces and the health care needs of Nevada’s families.”
Amodei’s shameful record on health care:
- Amodei voted for the Republicans’ failed plan to repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The plan would have led to 23 million Americans losing insurance coverage.
- Amodei has received more than $206,000 in campaign contributions from health care interests.
- Amodei has voted to cut Medicare and turn it into a voucher system.