Heller Too Spineless to Criticize Trump for Siding With Putin Over U.S. Intelligence

Reno Gazette-Journal: Heller “took a more cautious approach” and “stopped well short of criticizing the president”

After President Trump’s embarrassing decision to publicly side with Russian President Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies about whether the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 election, Sen. Dean Heller refused to call out President Trump’s disgraceful behavior and instead released a mild and cautious statement that “stopped well short of criticizing the president” - and didn’t even mention him by name.

Rosen for Nevada spokesperson Molly Forgey released the following statement:

“Even the President of the United States cozying up to Vladimir Putin and denigrating the U.S. intelligence community on the world stage wasn’t disgraceful enough for Dean Heller to denounce Donald Trump directly. This timid, weak-kneed statement is just the latest sign that Nevadans have a Senator who’s afraid of standing up to the White House. If there was ever any doubt, Sen. Heller is too spineless and too focused on his own political self-interest to do this job.”