​#SpinelessGOP: Vulnerable Senators Heller and Flake Duck and Hide

Heads Buried in the Sand, Flake and Heller Dodge Town Halls

As voters across the country demand public meetings with Republican elected officials, two of the GOP’s most vulnerable Senators, Dean Heller and Jeff Flake, have buried their heads in the sand in hopes that their constituents won’t catch on to Donald Trump and the GOP’s dangerous agenda.

In recent weeks, Heller’s office has been flooded with phone calls from angry constituents, while Flake claims that he’s been “too busy” in Washington to schedule a town hall with voters.

Well, the two Senators are on recess now, and yet both have failed to schedule a single public town hall. It’s time for them to do their jobs.

Statement by American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“Americans have tough questions for their elected representatives, from the GOP’s plan to strip 32 million Americans of their health care to Donald […]

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NEW AD: Senator Heller, Nevada Is Calling

Today, American Bridge 21st Century released a new digital ad targeting Senator Dean Heller. The 30-second spot will run next week, as Dean Heller continues to duck the tough questions his constituents are asking.

Heller has not scheduled a single town hall for next week’s Senate recess. Heller hasn’t even held a single public event in Nevada in 2017, and refuses to hold a town hall with his constituents. (Sometimes, Heller hides behind tele-town halls, where the hard questions he’s scared of are screened out by his staff – but he hasn’t publicly announced any of those either).

Statement by American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“Either Dean Heller has forgotten he works for the people of Nevada, or he just doesn’t care what they think. Heller has been avoiding his own constituents all year, and now he’s going to take a week vacation without a single town hall […]

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Dean Heller Votes For Foreclosure King Mnuchin — And Against Nevada Families

In response to Sen. Dean Heller’s vote to confirm Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary, American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“With this vote, Sen. Dean Heller proved to Nevadans that he is willing to sell them out and rubber stamp the worst of Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. Steve Mnuchin is a foreclosure king, who made millions while foreclosing on tens of thousands of families, including the 3,500 Nevadans who know first-hand just how much Mnuchin’s greed and recklessness hurt them. Instead of standing by Nevada families, Heller stood by Donald Trump, who has selected a cabinet of billionaires that want to bring back the financial mayhem of the last decade.”

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Scared of Town Halls, Dean Heller Hides Behind His Telephone

Dean Heller is running scared — he hasn’t held a town hall in Nevada this year, and hasn’t held a public event in Nevada in weeks.

Instead of defending his embrace of Trump’s dangerous agenda, his staff has refused to even pick up the phone for concerned constituents. Last night Heller came out of hiding to talk to his constituents for the first time in weeks — in a telephone town hall that wasn’t publicly announced, where questions were screened and reporters weren’t invited. “There doesn’t appear to be any effort on the Senator’s part to let constituents know,” a constituent wrote on Facebook.

But judging by the people who were on the line, the results weren’t pretty:

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American Bridge Launches SpinelessGOP.com

Today, American Bridge 21st Century is launching a new website called SpinelessGOP.com. The site highlights the terrified antics of Republican Senators and Congressmen as their constituents demand accountability for their support of Trump’s disastrous agenda.

The site features such scared Senators as Dean Heller, Jeff Flake, and Marco Rubio. SpinelessGOP.com is an ongoing project and will be updated regularly as Republicans continue to duck and dodge their constituents.

Statement from American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“Republicans are literally running away from their own constituents out of fear they’ll have to answer for Donald Trump’s dangerous agenda. Whether it’s embracing Trump’s racist Muslim ban or voting to take health care away from 32 million Americans. Rather than admit they’re marching to Trump’s tune, these spineless Republicans are using every excuse in the book to avoid their own voters.”

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Dean Heller Changes His Tune On Housing

Senator Dean Heller has just changed his tune regarding federal assistance to help underwater homeowners and mitigate the foreclosure crisis in Nevada. He has an extensive record of voting against federal foreclosure programs, yet has now suddenly decided such federal assistance is necessary.

“Senator Heller appears to have come down with a case of the Romney flip-flops. Surely he doesn’t think Nevadans will suddenly consider him a champion of foreclosure assistance despite his long record of voting against efforts to help,” said Matt Thornton, spokesman for American Bridge 21st Century.

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VIDEO: 12 Days Of Christmas, American Bridge Style

From gaffes to flip flops to crony capitalism, this has been a fun year to be involved with politics at American Bridge 21st Century. As 2011 draws to a close, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at just a few of the stories that have made headlines over the last 365 days.

“Between the Republican Presidential, Senate and House candidates, this has been a year of bountiful flip flops, gaffes and just outright craziness. As the year comes to a close, we at American Bridge would like to wish you a happy holiday and leave you with some of our favorite moments,” said Rodell Mollineau, President of American Bridge 21st Century.

Happy holidays from American Bridge! We hope you enjoy our take on the 12 Days of Christmas.

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Dean Heller all talk on “No Budget, No Pay” pledge

Washington, DC – At a press conference hosted yesterday by the No Labels group, Senator Dean Heller renewed his call to withhold pay for members of Congress if they fail to pass a budget. However, when he had the opportunity to actually cast a vote on a measure to prevent payment in the event of a government shutdown, he voted no.

“Dean Heller is all talk when it comes to holding members accountable for their inability to serve the constituents they were sent to Washington to represent. It is one thing to talk a good game at a press conference, but apparently something completely different when it comes to actually casting votes,” said Matt Thornton, spokesman for American Bridge 21st Century.

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Dean Heller’s Wall Street Doublespeak

In a blatant attempt to hide his record of standing up for Wall Street at the expense of Main Street, Senator Dean Heller went on KLAS-TV8 to lament how “there’s no shame on Wall Street.”  (Video here)  The fact is, Heller voted repeatedly to protect taxpayer-funded bonuses to Wall Street executives while filling his campaign coffers with their money.

“Did Dean Heller feel any shame as he voted to hand taxpayer money to Wall Street CEOs?  Did he feel any shame when he gladly cashed their contribution checks?  Nevadans deserve better than Dean Heller’s Wall Street doublespeak,” said Matt Thornton, spokesman for American Bridge 21st Century.

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