Nevada Legislator: 'I'd Vote for Slavery' if That's What My Constituents Wanted

By Albert Lin


The Republicans are at it again. A Nevada Assemblyman is under fire after a video surfaced on Monday in which he told a gathering that he would vote for slavery if his constituents demanded it.

“If that’s what they wanted, I’d have to hold my nose, I’d have to bite my tongue and they’d probably have to hold a gun to my head, but, yeah, if that’s what the constituency wants that elected me, that’s what they elected me for,” Jim Wheeler told members of the Storey County Republican Party at an August meeting. “That’s what a republic is about. You elected a person for your district to do your wants and wishes, not the wants and wishes of a special interest, not his own wants and wishes, yours.”

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