A Gleeful Heller Tries to Score Political Points As Hundreds of Nevadans Lose Their Jobs at Amonix
Las Vegas – The Shelley Berkley for Senate campaign released the following statement after Senator Dean Heller cheered the fact that hundreds of Nevadans lost their jobs when Amonix, a Nevada clean energy company, shut down. Republican Governor Sandoval praised the company at its ribbon cutting.
The Heller campaign’s release did not once reference the unfortunate circumstances of those who lost their jobs.
“Shame on Senator Dean Heller,” said Xochitl Hinojosa, Berkley for Senate Communications Director. “While Shelley Berkley and Republican Governor Brian Sandoval are working to make Nevada the clean energy jobs capital of America, Senator Heller is cheering the fact that hundreds of Nevadans have just lost their jobs because he thinks it will help his political campaign. However, Heller’s rooting for failure should come as no surprise to Nevada’s middle-class given his track record protecting tax breaks for corporations that ship American jobs overseas and defending China’s unfair trade policies that are cheating Nevada workers out of thousands of good paying jobs. It’s time for Heller to put Nevada first by joining Shelley Berkley and Republican Governor Sandoval to find solutions that put people back to work. Those who are unemployed deserve more from their Senator.”