The Trump Administration is rewarding their loyal rubber stamp in the Senate, Dean Heller, with a visit from Vice President Mike Pence and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski today in Las Vegas.
Pence’s visit comes just one week after he declared that Republicans in Washington will try again to repeal the Affordable Care Act if the 2018 elections go well for the GOP. Despite promising to protect Nevadans’ health care last year, Heller went back to Washington and caved to pressure from President Trump with his vote for the Republican repeal agenda to spike costs and strip coverage. Heller still says that he’s working “to this day” to dismantle the ACA.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is also reuniting with Heller on the eve of the one-year anniversary of their Las Vegas dinner where he directly threatened Heller and promised to thwart his re-election campaign unless he fell in line with the Trump agenda. The threat appears to have worked. This is the same Corey Lewandowski that was arrested for assaulting a female reporter in 2016 and more recently mocked a migrant child with Down Syndrome on national TV.
Rosen for Nevada spokesperson Molly Forgey released the following statement:
“The Trump Administration is continuing to reward and prop up Dean Heller for being their rubber stamp in the Senate after he broke his promise to protect Nevadans’ health care. Nevadans deserve a new Senator they can trust to have the backbone to put the interests of hardworking families ahead of party leaders in Washington.”