Las Vegas — This week, news outlets reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating Republican Ward 6 City Councilwoman Michele Fiore. Fiore currently serves as Nevada’s National Committeewoman for the Republican Party, and plays a key role in fundraising for the party within the state. Following these reports, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Judith Whitmer released the following statement:
“For too long, the Republican party in Nevada has supported and propped up bad actors who abuse their power, illegally fill their pockets, and work with nothing but their own interests in mind. Now, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation involved, some of these misdeeds may come fully to light.
“The people that Nevadans have elected have a duty to represent their constituents, and it is supremely disappointing that Councilwoman Fiore, and likely other representatives of the Nevada GOP, would cheapen that solemn responsibility by engaging in illegal and fraudulent activities.
“Even more concerning, is Councilwoman Fiore’s role within the national Republican Party, which gives her close proximity to the party’s fundraising arm and unfettered access to money raised from Nevada families. This investigation solidifies that the Republican party has devolved into the party of grift and greed, and they cannot not be trusted with the future of our state.”