Nevada Democrats release statement on Governor Lombardo’s ‘out of touch’ gun safety vetoes

Then-Nevada Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo speaks during a news conference on Nov. 14, 2022, in Las...
Then-Nevada Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo speaks during a news conference on Nov. 14, 2022, in Las Vegas. As a slate of bills from the Democratic-controlled Nevada Legislature edges closer to Gov. Joe Lombardo's desk, little is known about how the Republican governor will use his veto power in one of the country's 10 remaining state governments where Democrats control one branch and Republicans control the other. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt, File)(Ellen Schmidt | AP)
Published: May. 17, 2023 at 2:04 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Just hours after Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo vetoed three gun safety bills that reached his desk on Monday, state Democrats released a statement voicing their disappointment at the move.

“With the stroke of a pen, Governor Lombardo just sold out Nevadans to the extreme gun lobby,” said Nevada Democratic Party Chair Daniele Monroe-Moreno. “I don’t know what’s worse – that he went against the overwhelming majority of Nevadans who want this legislation signed into law, or that his campaign promise to keep families safe proved to be nothing but empty words.”

“Governor Lombardo has quickly shown he’s an out-of-touch politician who puts political gain ahead of Nevadans’ safety,” Monroe-Moreno added. “Next time he claims to care about law enforcement or public safety, we’ll know it’s just for show.”

“Actions speak louder than words and Governor Lombardo’s actions today are deafening,” added Nevada State Democratic Party Spokesperson Mallory Payne. “Every single promise he made on the campaign trail to protect Nevadans and support law enforcement was a lie. He’s made it clear that his only priority is political gain.”