Democrat Rep. Jacky Rosen, running for Senate in Nevada, was caught on camera bragging (and lying) to out-of-state donors about her role in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
This is really not a good look for @RepJackyRosen. The audio/video clearly show her making it seem (falsely) that somehow she was asked to be in front of all other pols, who she implies were befuddled and did not know what to do on 1 October. It's pretty unseemly boasting. https://t.co/QGhqQSFSFI— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) August 6, 2018
The Nevada Independent’s Jon Ralston writes:
Consider [Rosen’s] two most egregious remarks:
—“None of the other politicians— they said, ‘What do we do?’”
They did? There is not one scintilla of evidence that this occurred. Rosen talked as if she was the only one who knew what to do, as if people looked to her for her wisdom and guidance. But nearly every elected official did essentially the same thing in the aftermath of the shooting: visit the hospitals, comfort the families and friends.
—“So they put me in front and I just did that because I knew. I’d been there.”
What? No one — I mean NO ONE — put her out front. None of the news coverage from that time reflects Rosen as being pushed to center stage, by anyone, to comfort the general populace and the injured. Her central claim is just not true.
And: she claims she “knew” what to do because she was president of a synagogue? Really? As opposed to, say, a sheriff? Or anyone with a compassionate heart and an ounce of sense?
I don’t know if this was Rosen simply getting carried away during a speaking engagement (who among us…) But in a place far from her home where she thought no one would know better, she came off as someone who grossly exaggerated her role on a terrible evening, simply to make herself look good.
This “disturbing” video follows a damning story in the Reno Gazette Journal exposing how Rosen never actually held a business license for the company she claims to have built – a centerpiece of her pitch to voters.