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 […]Read more after the jump.