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Nevada’s Adam Laxalt says Democrats must ‘hijack’ Green New Deal: ‘They can’t run on it’


America’s sudden economic decline under President Biden and the Democrats over the past two years is a testament to the fact that the left must hijack its most radical policies, because voters would never support them if they ran for them. , Nevada senatorial candidate Adam Laxalt said Tuesday.

At a “Hannity” town hall in the Silver State, Republican nominee against Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, D-Nev., told Hannity that America is now feeling the effects of unpopular Green New Deal-style policies.

Whether [Democrats] were to run for the Green New Deal and its offshoots, they would get no votes. We all know they pushed it to the back – and the very first election in modern times where people can actually vote on this – with gas prices they’re going to lose dramatically on this issue said Laxalt, explaining that the left instituted its long-standing political dream essentially without the consent of the governed:

“That’s my problem with the Democrats and the Left: Go sell it. Go tell America the Green New Deal will equal – it’s going to be way over $6 a gallon – We all know if it doesn’t didn’t operate the reserve strategy, it would be over six dollars in this state right now,” he said.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Nevada Adam Laxalt speaks during a panel on policing and security before former President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Treasure Island hotel and casino on July 8 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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On Tuesday, the American Automobile Association tagged Nevada’s average gasoline price at $5.05 a gallon, lower than California’s but higher than the two highest-taxed states on gasoline, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

Of transplants from neighboring Golden State, Laxalt joked that he welcomes them to Nevada, but asks them to leave their politics behind: “Don’t make California our Nevada.

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina has joined Laxalt. The Republican, waging his own Senate election battle and also considered a potential 2024 presidential candidate, agreed with Laxalt’s position on leftist politics.

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Sen. Tim Scott, R.S.C., speaks to reporters as senators arrive to vote at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Tim Scott, R.S.C., speaks to reporters as senators arrive to vote at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Scott said Democrats have “paternalistic” tendencies that lead them to believe they are the parent figures that all Americans need.

The North Charleston lawmaker, who is black, said Democrats do not align themselves with the electoral blocs they claim to best represent — African Americans and Hispanics.

He said that more than 70% of both groups agreed with Republicans on school choice, on the one hand, and that Democrats were more “bought and sold” by unions, while exercising the aforementioned paternalism in their politics – suggesting they know best.

Regarding claims by Democrats that Republicans are trying to usurp democracy and disenfranchise these minority groups, Scott criticized their extreme rhetoric on the subject.

He said it was important for all Americans to have confidence in their elections, adding that empirically, state-level legislative changes like those in Georgia were anything but the racist disenfranchisement policies that politicians like former state Rep. Stacey Abrams and President Biden claim to be. .

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) speaks during the Nevada Democratic Party Election Results Watch Party at Caesars Palace on November 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Americans voted on their candidate choices in the midterm elections, which are seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) speaks during the Nevada Democratic Party Election Results Watch Party at Caesars Palace on November 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans voted on their candidate choices in the midterm elections, which are seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Of those Democrats claiming the change was “Jim Crow 2.0,” Scott found it insulting that they would make such a comparison.

“That’s why I went to the Senate and said, these people must be smoking crack because they’ve literally lost their minds,” he said.

“They said asking a nonpartisan for water was Jim Crow 2.0, I’m a southerner, a black southerner. That’s offensive,” he said.

“I remember Jim Crow,” the 57-year-old said. “I remember the stories my grandfather told me when I look at the laws in Georgia. They’re so far from Jim Crow…This cycle, the highest African American turnout in Georgia history Republicans care about voting.”

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