Assemblyman Steven Brooks (North Las Vegas Police Department)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -
There are strong opinions from voters in District 17, the home district of State Assemblyman Steven Brooks, who's accused of threatening House Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
"I don't think he should be representing North Las Vegas," said NLV resident Stephanie Shanklin.
"I want my vote back," said Miriam Burstein who voted for Brooks this past November.
Brooks is serving his second term in the state Assembly.
Wednesday Brooks arrived in Carson City with a police escort. In this video provided by the Las Vegas Sun, Brooks is seen exiting the Legislative Building covering his face with a hoodie and walking with a cane.
FOX5 showed the video to two individuals who voted for Brooks.
"Why hide?," asked Burstein. "It's already something known by everybody and there's no reason for him to cover his head."
"There's some shame involved obviously," said Wayne Dee, who also voted for Brooks.
Brooks is being charged with a felony count of threatening a public official, his first court appearance will be Jan. 28.
"I think it's one of the most bizarre legislative political scenarios anyone's ever seen," said FOX5 political analyst Mitch Fox.
Because this saga is unprecedented, Fox thinks it will be a major distraction during the legislative session which begins Feb. 4.
Right now there's no telling if Brooks will, or will not be, part of the session.
"If the man is convicted of a felony there's a possibility he could be expelled because his voting rights are being taken away, because he's a felon, and so there's a whole list of scenarios that are almost nightmarish," said Fox.
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