LAS VEGAS, NV – Nevada Republican Senate candidate Adam Laxalt released the following statement calling on Senator Catherine Cortez Masto to oppose the nomination of Gigi B. Sohn to be a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Sohn has a history of displaying disdain toward conservative speech as well as serious animus toward law enforcement officers and the rule of law.
“Catherine Cortez Masto has a responsibility to strongly oppose Biden’s nomination of Gigi Sohn to the FCC. Sohn is an anti-police radical who has publicly supported defunding the police and repeatedly promoted social media posts attacking law enforcement. “Given the anti-police sentiment in this country and the surging crime rates in our communities, we need leaders who will stand up and fight for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect us. Sohn's anti-law enforcement views are dangerous and disqualifying. And that is why the Fraternal Order of Police has come out against her nomination. “As the deciding vote in the U.S. Senate, the choice before Cortez Masto is clear: will she stand with the cop-hating far-left or will she stand with our brave police officers and oppose Sohn’s nomination?” Background:
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.
All of the following organizations endorsed Cortez Masto's candidacy when she first ran for Senate in 2016. All have now flipped to support Laxalt:
Nevada Fraternal Order of Police
Peace Officers Association of the Clark County School District
Washoe County School Police Officer’s Association
Las Vegas Peace Officers Supervisors Association
Carson City Sheriff’s Supervisory Association
Douglas County Sheriff’s Protective Association
Las Vegas Police Protective Association (LVPPA)
Police Managers and Supervisors Association (PMSA)
Reno Police Protective Association (RPPA)
Washoe County Sheriff Deputies Association
Las Vegas Peace Officers Association
In a recent press release, the Laxalt campaign detailed 13 reasons why police groups switched their endorsements from Cortez Masto to Laxalt.