Representative Joe Heck, who was running for the US Senate, and Representative Crescent Hardy, did not lose their seats in Congress; they gave them away, and they both put those seats on a silver platter for their Democrat opponents. They lost not because of what they did, but for what they said.
Their seats were already in a balance when they refused to attend the GOP National Convention to please Governor Brian Sandoval.
Rep. Joe Heck rescinded his endorsement of Donald Trump in the wake of revelations that he once bragged about sexually assaulting women — Something that happened eleven years ago and that is still haunting many Republicans, if it was not an action by the Bush family in retaliation because of the poor performance of Jeb Bush as a presidential candidate. We need to remember that Billy Bush is a member of the Bush family.
Nevada Senate candidate Joe Heck and fellow GOP Representative Crescent Hardy called on Donald Trump to withdraw from the presidential race.
In a public statement Joe Heck said, “I can no longer look past the pattern of behavior and comments that have been made by Donald Trump.
Therefore, I cannot in good conscience continue to support Donald Trump. I believe our only option is to ask Donald Trump to formally step down.”
Apparently the good doctor and Nevada Rep. has been absent from school for many years that they cannot remember the many sexual indiscretions, orgies and actual rapes performed since the 1960’s to date by government elected officials.
Hardy, who faced a tough reelection bid, also disavowed Trump. “I will no longer support the guy at the head of the ticket,” Hardy said. He didn’t even have the honesty to address him by name.
“I’ve said all along that I would support him, but I no longer will,” Hardy added.
Former Nevada GOP official Chuck Muth, who is also a contributor to the Las Vegas Tribune, said referring to Heck and Republican Crescent Hardy, “I think that when all is said and done that both men gave their races away with that announcement.”
Heck handed the Senate seat to Harry Reid’s protegee on a silver platter. Hardy lost his bid for re-election in the 2016 general election to Democratic challenger Ruben Kihuen.
Since this is a game of chance, I bet they never expected Donald Trump to win the election; they both double-crossed all Nevadan Republicans by opening the doors of the White House to Hillary Clinton. Thanks to the Good Lord it did not happen.
Republican Representative Mark Amodei has easily won his bid for re-election in a conservative House district that includes Reno and rural northern Nevada.
Maybe this will teach Joe Heck and Crescent Hardy a lesson. You don’t stab people of your party in the back without mercy.
Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas tribune.com.