(Michelle Fiore for Congress campaign) – On Saturday, U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV) was informed that calls were being made to her office – so that her constituents could have their voices heard in opposition to the trillion-dollar government takeover of healthcare. The calls were paid for by her opponent, Michele Fiore, and they provided voters the opportunity to be directly connected to Shelley Berkley’s congressional office.
In a voicemail left on the phone of Michele Fiore, Shelley Berkley speculates in a conversation with people who could be senior staffers that federal laws have been broken.
So, what is the first thing to cross Shelley Berkley’s mind once she concludes that a crime has been committed? Does she call the authorities or direct her staff to do so? Does she report a possible crime to the U.S. Department of Justice or direct her staff to do so?
No, Shelley Berkley begins scheming with her senior staff on just how she might gain politically from the call … and she directs her staff to leak information to the media.
“Shelley Berkley has sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States … not support and defend her political career,” stated congressional candidate Michele Fiore. “In a portion of the voicemail, it sounds as if their taxpayer-funded staff threatens to ‘bury me’ because of my opposition to this health care bill.”
This isn’t the first time Shelley Berkley has been caught on tape. During her run for Congress in 1998, she was caught on tape suggesting that it was perfectly okay to bribe elected judges in Nevada.
Shelley Berkley is a lawyer. What is a practicing attorney supposed to do when they believe a law has been broken? What is a sitting Member of Congress supposed to do if they believe a law has been broken? What should anyone do? Order taxpayer-funded staff to come up with a plan to leak the information to the media for personal, political gain?
That’s exactly what Shelley Berkley did. And, once again, it’s on tape.”
“I don’t know what’s more insulting to the Nevadans paying Shelley’s salary – trying to pass government-run, tax-hiking, job-killing health care legislation … or using taxpayer-funded congressional staff threatening to ‘bury’ me for opposing the bill, itself,” Fiore continued. “I am proud to have had my campaign help connect Shelley’s constituents to her office so that they could voice their opposition to this horrible bill.”
Fiore concluded, “I urge all Nevadans to let Shelley Berkley know that we oppose this bill. Our record unemployment, record bankruptcies, record home foreclosures and record debt cannot take another trillion-dollars entitlement bill that raises taxes and health care premiums while raiding the Social Security and Medicare our seniors rely on every day.
“Before starting new entitlement programs, perhaps Shelley Berkley ought to focus on those currently going bankrupt. And, if her taxpayer-funded senior staff did threaten to ‘bury me’, I would appreciate an apology.”