Senator’s office incurs break-in; threat cited
LAS VEGAS – There was a break-in over the weekend at the local office of Sen. Dean A. Heller, R-Nev., a Republican senator who could be a critical swing vote on the GOP health care bill.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Department confirmed a breakin occurred Saturday morning at Heller’s office in southwest Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
A “threatening note” was also left at the office after the break-in, according to 8 News Now, based on an anonymous source.
Heller has been under tremendous pressure from both the left and the right on his vote on the health care bill. Republican lawmakers have been steadfast for years in their promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature law – a pledge that President Trump frequently invoked on the campaign trail.
However, as the Washington Post’s David Weigel pointed out, Heller is the only Senate Republican facing re-election in 2018 in a state won by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton last year.
Heller’s unique position has made him the focus of several advertising campaigns trying to lobby for his vote.