Congresswoman Says She Was Nervous To Meet Them
WASHINGTON – Last week, embattled U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley – who refuses to discuss her ongoing ethics investigation – left her Las Vegas Congressional District to meet with voters in Elko and during this meeting she told them that she was “nervous” to meet with them, but quickly realized that there was nothing to be afraid of.
Berkley also thanked the Clark County Democrat Party – not the Elko County Democrat Party – for hosting her.
This isn’t the first time Berkley has insulted rural Nevadans because in 2001, she told Roll Call she wouldn’t have time to address any of their needs.
- ROLL CALL: “I have my hands full down here…I don’t think I have to be traipsing up to Carlin to look at your mines when I have so many needs [in Clark County].” (John Mercurio, “Between the Lines,” Roll Call, 01/29/01)
Additionally, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Berkley vehemently fought against efforts to have either rural Nevada or even urban Las Vegas included in her congressional district.
- · REVIEW-JOURNAL: “Speaking so bluntly she insulted at least one rural lawmaker, Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., told legislators Monday she doesn’t want her district redrawn to include rural areas….Berkley wants to represent only urban Las Vegas, also opposing any thought of her district encompassing the suburbs.” (Jane Ann Morrison, “Berkley: ‘Hands full’ with urban issues,” Las Vegas Review-Journal, 01/23/01)
“Given that Congresswoman Shelley Berkley vehemently fought against representing anyone other than her Las Vegas constituents, is anyone really surprised that she was nervous to meet with folks in rural Nevada?” asked National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “This further reiterates just how out of touch the embattled Congresswoman from Las Vegas is with the Silver State.”