Could Dean Heller Look More Weak?

“Dean Heller says he’s on Nevada’s side, but when it comes to stopping the Yucca Mountain project, it’s increasingly clear he’s completely ineffective. He wasn’t able to stop the Trump administration from including millions for Yucca in its budget, and now Energy Secretary Rick Perry is visiting Yucca Mountain in a surprise scouting trip. It’s time for Dean Heller to take serious action against this administration on behalf of the people of Nevada, or prove himself unworthy of his job,” said American Bridge spokesman Joshua Karp.

Nevada Independent: Energy Secretary Perry visiting Yucca Mountain today

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Even More Brutal Coverage for Jeff Flake

The brutal headlines are just piling up for Jeff Flake.

Flake “is full of hooey” for trying to claim “the high ground” on Neil Gorsuch’s nomination, writes the Arizona Republic’s E.J. Montini. It’s especially pretty rich, considering Flake is so desperate to put an ideological partisan on the Supreme Court he’s willing to nuke the filibuster to confirm Gorsuch.

Flake couldn’t even be bothered to take committee hearings on Gorsuch seriously, getting “goofy” on his “most consequential vote of the year, if not the decade.”

Meanwhile, the U.S. House will vote tomorrow on Flake’s proposal to “continue to allow companies to share your browsing history on the web and even to sell that information without having to tell you.”

And the TV news reports aren’t any prettier, with one station reporting Flake’s plan “would allow internet providers to sell consumer’s personal online data without them knowing.”

No wonder Jeff Flake’s “too busy” to meet with his […]

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5 Minutes of Relief for Dean Heller – And 20 Months of Dodging Nevadans

Dean Heller is breathing a sigh of relief right now — but that feeling will vanish when he has to explain his record to Nevadans. Dean Heller has voted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act over twenty times — and thanks to this month’s debate over health care, we now know the Republican Party’s replacement: Trumpcare.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“No matter how Dean Heller tries to explain himself, he was always hell bent on stripping health care from Nevadans. This monstrosity of a bill is what he wanted when he fought shoulder-to-shoulder with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to vote over 20 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“The more the American people learn, the more they are terrified of Trumpcare. It’s now clear that Trumpcare betrays millions of vulnerable Americans that Trump and Dean Heller promised to help, kicking over 150,000 off their coverage in Nevada to […]

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5 Minutes of Relief for Jeff Flake – And 20 Months of Dodging Arizonans

Jeff Flake is breathing a sigh of relief right now — but that feeling will vanish when he has to explain his record to Arizonans. Jeff Flake has voted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act over twenty times — and thanks to this month’s debate over health care, we now know the Republican Party’s replacement: Trumpcare.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“No matter how Jeff Flake tries to explain himself, he was always hell bent on stripping health care from Arizonans. This monstrosity of a bill is what he wanted when he fought shoulder-to-shoulder with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to vote over 20 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“The more the American people learn, the more they are terrified of Trumpcare. It’s now clear that Trumpcare betrays millions of vulnerable Americans that Trump and Jeff Flake promised to help, kicking over 400,000 off their coverage in Arizona […]

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Editorial Boards Agree: Devin Nunes Has Got To Go

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes cannot credibly oversee what should be a serious investigation of Donald Trump and his close associates’ collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. His press conference this morning does nothing to regain any of his lost standing and proves yet again he is pushing a political agenda that serves the interest of the White House, not the public.

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah said, “If the country was waiting for a sign that a 9/11-style independent commission is needed to get to the bottom of Trump’s ties to Russia, they got it this week. Nunes coordination with the White House proves he can’t be trusted in any capacity.”

Editorial boards across the country agree, Chairman Nunes destroyed his own credibility but he also compromised the ability of the entire Committee to conduct an investigation.

NYT Editorial: “Rep. Nunes is a Lapdog in […]

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American Bridge Offers to Buy Jeff Flake’s Internet History

Today, the Senate voted for Sen. Jeff Flake’s plan to allow internet service providers to sell their customer’s internet history without consent to, well, anyone.

This means consumer’s entire internet browser history would be at risk, including “geo-location data, financial and health information, children’s information, Social Security numbers, Web browsing history, app usage history, and the content of communications,” reports Ars Technica.

In response to Jeff Flake’s reckless plan, American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“Jeff Flake wants to let internet service providers sell their customer’s personal data for a profit. Senator, I’ll make you an offer: we’ll buy your personal browser history today.

“That includes every website you and anyone in your family has visited and almost anything they have searched for on the internet, including your health and financial information. Oh, and by the way, we’re sure you won’t mind if we re-sell this data to […]

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ICYMI: The Arizona Republic: Montini: Flake Wasn’t Funny, But He Was a Joke

“Jeff Flake’s slim chances of re-election have him terrified of Donald Trump… Bigly! So much so that he embarrassed himself questioning Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, filled with cheap jokes and empty rhetoric. It’s clear that Jeff Flake no longer represents Arizonans, he’s too afraid of Donald Trump’s shadow in the midterm elections,” said American Bridge spokesman Joshua Karp.

The Arizona Republic: Montini: Flake wasn’t funny, but he was a joke

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Jeff Flake’s Empty And Embarrassing Line of Questioning

During yesterday’s Supreme Court nomination hearing, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake used his time to question Judge Neil Gorsuch about fighting a “horse-sized duck” and whether he’s worn “gym shorts and a tank top under [his] robe.“ Yes, really.

This comes after Flake previously said that most of what Senators do during confirmation hearings is “bloviate.” Yes, really.

“Jeff Flake is disgracing his office and the people of Arizona by using his opportunity to question Supreme Court nominee for jokes too dumb for a college dorm. Senator Flake, instead of joking that you and your colleagues just ‘bloviate,’ maybe you should focus on doing your homework and asking Neil Gorsuch the tough questions Arizonans expect from their Senator,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler.

Here are just some of the headlines highlighting how Flake embarrassed himself:

Phoenix New Times: Jeff Flake Gets a Bit, Uh, […]

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HellerOnTheRun.com: Dean Heller Hasn’t Held a Public Meeting With His Constituents in Months

Today, American Bridge 21st Century launched a new website, HellerOnTheRun.com, holding Dean Heller accountable for running away from his constituents. Heller hasn’t held a public meeting with his constituents since this Congress began — more than 2 months ago — denying them the opportunity to share their views on Trump’s dangerous agenda.

For a second-by-second look at just how long it’s been since lazy Dean Heller had a public meeting with Nevadans, head to HellerOnTheRun.com.

Statement by American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“Dean Heller is running from Nevadans, hiding behind closed doors because he knows he can’t defend his reckless record or Trump’s agenda. Heller would have to own up to voting over 20 times to repeal the Affordable are Act and strip insurance from up to 400,000 Nevadans, and admit he refuses to support an independent investigation into Trump’s dangerous ties to Russia. That’s why […]

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Heller Shamelessly Panders After Voting Over 20 Times to Repeal ACA

In response to Sen. Dean Heller’s shameless election-time pander, American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“Senator Heller has voted time and time again to undermine and repeal the Affordable Care Act — over 20 times, in fact. Without regard for Nevadans, Heller has voted to end protections for people with pre-existing conditions, to end prescription drug benefits for seniors, and to end Medicaid expansion. Now, scared of his angry constituents, Dean Heller is doing what he always does — taking the lazy way out, pandering without offering a single solution of his own.”

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