Amodei hypocritically defends holding 17-year-old high school student to a higher standard than himself

During an interview on KNPR 88.9 FM this morning, Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) was asked about a Reno Gazette-Journal report revealing how he had gone on “a profanity-laced tirade aimed at Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke” at a Churchill County Republican Party dinner just days before defending how his office got a high school student suspended for swearing on the phone while advocating for gun safety reforms.

In response, Amodei said today, “listen, I stand by it. It’s like, you know I’ve got a reputation as a plain talker.  And so sometimes when I think that the use of words that may be not ‘Oh, gosh, gee whiz,’ then you know what, in public, I have used those words from time to time and I take complete responsibility for it.”

American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates reacted with the following statement:

“It is embarrassing for a tough-talking congressman to hold a 17-year-old student to a higher standard than […]

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BREAKING: Mark Amodei’s feelings are hurt

“If Congressman Amodei can’t handle criticism from a student constituent speaking out against gun violence then he should just find a new line of work that’s more suited to his constitution,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates.  “The time Amodei spent tattling would’ve been better spent re-thinking his opposition to basic gun safety reforms that the vast majority of Americans – including gun owners – strongly support.”

Nevada Independent: Amodei defends his office’s response to a ‘vulgar’ phone call from a student
By Jackie Valley, Humberto Sanchez
March 19th, 2018 – 5:43pm

Congressman Mark Amodei won’t apologize to a Washoe County high school student who was suspended after delivering profanity-laced remarks to the lawmaker’s office during the national walkout last week.

The ACLU of Nevada sent Amodei a letter on Monday, urging him to issue the student — 17-year-old Noah Christiansen who attends Robert McQueen High School — an apology because a complaint from the congressman’s staffer […]

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The Buddy System: Dean Heller Will Tag Along at Rep. Amodei’s Town Hall, Let Him Answer the Hard Questions

After over three months without a public event, Senator Dean Heller will finally attend a single town hall on Monday, April 17.
Except it’s not Dean Heller’s town hall. He’s just guest-starring at a town hall organized by his high school buddy Rep. Mark Amodei.

And this town hall is in Amodei’s Second Congressional District — and Dean Heller has failed to commit to a public event in Nevada’s other three districts. Just as bad, Dean Heller hasn’t promoted this event at all. His website? Nothing. Facebook? Nada. Twitter? Zip.

“Dean Heller is doing the bare minimum after months of pressure from his constituents. Instead of holding his own town hall and informing Nevadans about it, he’s tagging along at one of Rep. Amodei’s regular town halls. And no one doubts this town hall will go precisely the same way as March’s Carson Chamber of Commerce event, when Rep. Amodei answered all the hard questions so […]

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