(National Republican Senatorial Committee) – The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) today issued a hearty congratulations to liberal U.S. Representative Shelley Berkley (D-NV) for showing up to work today, as the House of Representatives held a major vote on the budget.
Berkley’s decision to come to work today stands in stark contrast to her behavior just one week ago, when – with the U.S. government on the brink of shutting down and lawmakers in both parties hard at work in advance of the midnight deadline – Berkley was nowhere to be found, failing to participate either in that afternoon’s votes, one of which concerned a key net neutrality issue, or during the late-night vote to keep the federal government open.
Ironically, in the wake of her failure to participate in last Friday’s key vote to keep the federal government open, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Berkley is staking her fledgling Senate campaign on what she considers her “notorious work ethic,” saying “I realized there was nobody who would fight harder than me.”
Not surprisingly, liberal Berkley opposed the GOP budget proposal to rein in Washington’s runaway spending and bring our nation’s debt problem under control. But as he continues to relentlessly attack Berkley in what is sure to be a very expensive primary, wealthy businessman and Democrat Senate candidate Byron Georgiou (D-NV) has yet to explain where he stands.
“We’re not even going to litigate the fact that Shelley Berkley just cast yet another fiscally irresponsible vote today. Frankly, we’re just glad she cleared her fundraising schedule for a few hours and finally showed up to work,” said NRSC Communications Director Brian Walsh today. “Berkley has made it clear that she has no intention of supporting sensible reductions in government spending, but where does her primary opponent Byron Georgiou stand? He can’t continue to duck these key questions with our national debt topping $14 trillion.”