Off-color comments continue to be a specialty of Nevada Assembly Republicans. In a speech to fellow Republicans on Nov. 5, Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michele Fiore did a good job as Jim Wheeler’s last-minute replacement when she made untoward remarks about her colleagues and said she carries a gun with her in gun-free zones.
In a transcript obtained by Ralston Flash, Fiore, who called herself a “conservative, Catholic, gun-toting, second amendment, strong-ass woman,” called Wheeler her “friend” and said that she stood by him. This after she called for Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey’s resignation after he said that it would be a “great year for Republicans” since minorities and young people wouldn’t be turning out to vote in a non-presidential race.
Besides supporting Wheeler (who set off a media storm in late October by saying he would vote for slavery if his constituents supported it), Fiore said she carries her gun with her like her underwear.
“And I can tell you, as someone that carries a firearm on me like my panties and bra, I do break the law because I generally carry my gun in places where they say is a gun-free zone, because I’m not going to be a victim of a stupid law.”
She also said Republicans would “arm our teachers, K through 12.”
Fiore defended her use of swear words on the Assembly floor and said Chancellor Dan Klaich “has his head so far where it shouldn’t be.” And speaking of anatomy, Fiore told the assembled Republicans that they were due for some changes.
“We have to either grow a set of brass ovaries or a set of testicles, whichever you prefer, and if you don’t have a set I’ll borrow my brass ovaries. But we have to do it.”
Fiore reiterated that she and Wheeler are “not politicians”, but just regular people.
“We are real people, hard-working, and we don’t have a filter. So if something comes out wrong, something comes out.”