Assembly GOP Caucus Denounces Colleague

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Assembly Republican caucus is denouncing a colleague who said he'd vote for slavery if his constituents wanted him to.

The reprimand Monday came the same day Robin Reedy, chief of staff to a former GOP Gov. Jim Gibbons, announced her intent to run against Assemblyman Jim Wheeler for the District 39 seat.

Wheeler, a freshman Republican, touched off a firestorm last week when a video surfaced in which he said he would represent his constituents, even vote for slavery, if that's what the people who elected him wanted him to do.

In a statement, the minority Republican membership said Wheeler's comments were divisive and do not reflect the values of the caucus.

Reedy worked in state government for nearly 20 years.


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