Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto pretends to be a moderate, but in the Senate, she’s a rubber stamp for Joe Biden and the radical left’s pro-criminal, anti-police agenda. That’s why the clear majority of Nevada law enforcement has flipped their support from Cortez Masto to Laxalt. Laxalt is endorsed by the Nevada Fraternal Order of Police and the Public Safety Alliance of Nevada (PSAN), which represents over 10,000 law Enforcement Officers throughout over 100 state and local organizations. Here are 13 reasons why Nevada voters do not trust Cortez Masto to handle rising crime or back the blue:
Cortez Masto voted twice in 2021 to give $1,400 stimulus checks to prison inmates, costing taxpayers more than $1.3 billion dollars and driving inflation sky high (Roll Call Votes #37, #103). Asked this year if she regretted her vote, Cortez Masto declined to say.
Cortez Masto voted three times in 2021 against a measure to stop the Small Business Administration from providing taxpayer-funded assistance to anyone convicted of a riot-related misdemeanor or felony (Roll Call Votes #38, #99, #137).
Cortez Masto voted in 2022 against increasing funding for prosecutors to ensure violent criminals stay in jail while they await trial (Roll Call Vote #304).
Cortez Masto in 2021 cosponsored and voted for Senate Bill 1, legislation to force states to allow convicted felons – including rapists, murderers, and sex offenders – to vote in elections (Roll Call Vote #246).
In 2020, Cortez Masto supported the anti-police BLM movement and attacked law enforcement, alleging that there is “systemic racism” in Nevada police departments “that we see every day.”
Cortez Masto voted in 2021 to confirm Biden’s nominee for U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Rachel Rollins, a Soros-backed, soft-on-crime activist (Roll Call Vote #486). While running for Suffolk County District Attorney in 2018, Rollins released a long list of criminal offenses that she would automatically decline to prosecute if elected, including threats, trespassing, shoplifting, larceny under $250, drug possession with intent to distribute, wanton or malicious destruction of property, and receiving stolen property. After being elected, Rollins instructed prosecutors not to bring “intent to distribute” charges against certain heroin and fentanyl dealers.
Cortez Masto voted in 2021 to confirm Biden’s nominee for associate attorney general, Vanita Gupta (Roll Call Vote #160). Just a few months before, Gupta supported defunding the police, saying, “it is also critical for state and local leaders to heed calls from Black Lives Matter and Movement for Black Lives activists to decrease police budgets.” Gupta also called for ending qualified immunity for police officers, and in 2012 called for states to decriminalize possession of small amounts of “all drugs,” including fentanyl, heroin, and meth.
Cortez Masto has refused to oppose Biden’s nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Gigi Sohn, despite requests from law enforcement groups like the Fraternal Order of Police. Sohn has demonstrated deep animus towards law enforcement and supported calls for defunding the police and ending qualified immunity.
In 2018, Cortez Masto opposed a proposal to use the death penalty against illegal drug traffickers who cause opioid overdose deaths.
As attorney general, Cortez Masto did nothing to address Nevada’s rape kit backlog. In 2015, the year Cortez Masto left office as Nevada attorney general, 7,500 sexual assault evidence kits remained untested. PolitiFact reported, “the charge that nothing was done to reduce the backlog during her time as attorney general is accurate.”
As Nevada grapples with crime, drug overdoses, and an influx of illegal immigrants due to Biden’s open border policies, Cortez Masto denies there is a problem. Cortez Masto says, “there’s no open borders.”
Cortez Masto’s current campaign digital director, Austin Dean, promoted and donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, an activist organization that uses donated funds to bail violent rapists and murderers out of jail. At the time of his donation, Dean was a content manager at the DSCC and Masto was the chair.
Cortez Masto praised and held events with the anti-police group Battle Born Progress. The group has called for defunding police, tweeted that “‘Blue Lives Matter’ is … racist,” and supported the pro-criminal Minnesota Freedom Fund.