Henderson, Nev. – On Saturday, while his fellow Nevada Republicans abandoned ship, self-proclaimed Tea Party radical Danny Tarkanian doubled down on his support for Donald Trump despite shocking video footage that emerged Fridayshowing Trump bragging about groping women.
Henderson community leader Jacky Rosen, running for Nevada’s open 3rd Congressional District, sat down with KSNV Las Vegas to discuss Danny’s decision to stand alone with Donald Trump and issued a forceful statement condemning his shameful response.
One prominent Nevada Republican who still stands by Trump’s side is Congressional Candidate Danny Tarkanian.
In a statement, Tarkanian said although he doesn’t condone Trump’s comments, “I’ve been clear the reasons why I support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. They have to do with the direction and future of our country, and those reasons haven’t changed.”
Tarkanian’s opponent Jacky Rosen condemns both Trump and Tarkanian.
“Where is Danny’s moral compass? That he can stand with someone who makes these kinds of degrading comments against women around the country?” said Rosen.
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Republican Danny Tarkanian, who is running in the 3rd Congressional District, criticized Trump’s comments but made it clear he’s still supporting Trump instead of Hillary Clinton.
“As the father of three young daughters, I found the comments disclosed yesterday disgusting and in conflict with everything I teach my children about women and family,” Tarkanian said in a statement. “We have two flawed candidates running for president, and this year there will be millions of voters like myself who will be voting for a candidate they have reservations about.
“I’ve been clear in the reasons why I support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. They have to do with the direction and future of our country, and those reasons haven’t changed.”
Tarkanian is facing Democratic candidate Jacky Rosen in the race for the open seat.
In a statement, Rosen criticized Tarkanian for continuing to support Trump.
“This is a defining moment,” Rosen said. “While his fellow Republicans abandon ship, my extreme opponent Danny Tarkanian now stands alone with Donald Trump. He is the last man in Nevada standing shoulder-to-shoulder with a misogynist who used dangerous and degrading language to brag about assaulting women.
“Apparently, Danny Tarkanian accepts the premise that this is just ‘locker room banter’ and not disqualifying behavior.”